IsDB Pledges Haiti Aid

    The Islamic Development Bank has pledged funding support for reconstruction efforts in quake-ravaged Haiti, Arab News reports.

    In a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, IsDB Chairman Ahmad Muhammad Ali said the 56-member Jeddah-based bank was “duty bound to make an exceptional humanitarian gesture,” even though the Caribbean nation is a non-member.  

    IsDB’s executive board, now meeting in Morocco, is set to determine the donation’s amount.

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