Georgieva: Don’t Forget Haiti’s Humanitarian Needs

The humanitarian crisis affecting millions of Haitians should not be pushed to the sidelines now that the international community is beginning to plan for the country’s reconstruction, Kristalina Georgieva, the European commissioner for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response, emphasized in a New York conference for non-governmental organizations working in Haiti.

“We need to maintain the momentum after the terrible tragedy of 12 January. On the humanitarian side, while a lot of immediate suffering has been alleviated, there are still two million people who depend on relief assistance,” Georgieva noted during the conference, which was hosted by U.N. special envoy and former U.S. President Bill Clinton. The conference is one of the several outreach events that seek to gather input for the Haiti donors’ conference on March 31.

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