Taiwan Doubles Haiti Aid

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has promised an increase in aid for Haiti, doubling the country’s initial donation from USD5 million to USD10 million. He made the pledge at the Santo Domingo international airport in the Dominican Republic, where a Taiwanese shipment of 10 tons of disaster relief items for Haiti also arrived. Taiwan intends to fund construction of 200 housing units, which can accommodate as many as 1,000 people. That could increase to 1,000 housing units in the future, CNA reports.

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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.