New EU aid to rebuild Haiti homes

    The European Commission has kicked off a €23 million ($29.38 million) program to repair and rebuild houses in the city of Port-au-Prince and other Haitian municipalities affected by the devastating 2010 earthquake.

    The program, launched Jan. 10, is the latest in a series of initiatives to boost Haiti reconstruction, which aid groups like Oxfam International say is moving at a ”snail’s pace” two years after the earthquake.

    The program will be implemented through partnerships with the Haitian Ministry for Public Works and local municipalities and communities in the Caribbean country. It is expected to benefit 60,000 displaced Haitians.

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      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.