Rebuilding Haiti Needs Global 'A-Team,' Says Farmer

    Paul Farmer described the Haiti crisis as “massive,” requiring  “the international A-team on this, caseworking with the Haitian people.”

    The United Nations deputy special envoy for Haiti spoke before the U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Agence France-Presse reports. He said more than 75 percent of Port-au-Prince needs rebuilding.

    Farmer suggested the creation of a fund that would invest in Haiti’s reconstruction efforts, with the Inter-American Development Bank or a similar entity maintaining the facility, and the U.N. and the Haitian government managing it.

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    • Eliza Villarino

      Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.

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