Japanese UN Official Criticizes Amount of Japan's Haiti Aid

United Nations Undersecretary-General Kiyotaka Akasaka has accused Japan of allocating too little aid to Haiti. The country has pledged to provide USD5 million to the quake-hit Caribbean country.

"Japan's aid to Haiti is not enough at the moment, considering it prides itself on being the world's second largest economy and itself suffers major disasters," Akasaka said as quoted by Reuters.

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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.