California-based nonprofit Direct Relief International is granting USD125,000 to Haitian non-governmental organizations and community groups. The money, which will be drawn from the organization’s USD 500,000 Community Grant Fund, will assist local groups that suffered financial losses from the Jan. 12 earthquake.

Meanwhile, the Organization of American States has reaffirmed their support for the quake-hit nation. OAS said its aid for Haiti will target governance, institutional strengthening and capacity building.

The United Nations Development Program’s Country Office in Haiti was awarded the Julia V. Taft Award by volunteer group U.S. Committee for UNDP.

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