Haiti Recovery Commission OKs $255M New Projects

Haitians remove rubble at a school site in Carrefour. The Interim Haiti Recovery Commission approved 13 new projects to rebuild the country from last year's devastating earthquake. Photo by: Kendra Hermer / USAID

The Interim Haiti Recovery Commission approved Tuesday (March 1) 13 new projects to rebuild the country from last year’s devastating earthquake. The decision was taken during a meeting of IHRC’s board in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.

The projects have a total value of $255 million, which, according to the commission’s March 2 press release, is nearly 100 percent-funded. They include hospital projects overseen by Médecins Sans Frontières France, a housing and neighborhood reconstruction support program, and a housing finance scheme supported by the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

The commission also applauded Spain and Japan for their new funding commitments to Haitian reconstruction efforts. Both governments inked pledging accords of $30 million each at the conclusion of the IHRC board gathering.

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