Former US Presidents Head Private Sector Fundraising for Haiti

    U.S. President Barack Obama has tapped former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to lead the country's private sector fundraising efforts for Haiti. In an

    published on the New York Times, the two presidents noted that funds raised through their efforts will be used mainly to support ongoing relief and recovery operations in Haiti, as well as provide the needs of military and aid workers on the ground there. Clinton and Bush also promised to support long-term recovery plans to help Haiti bounce back from the devastation left by the Jan. 12 earthquake.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.