UK Snubbing Haiti Donor Conference?

The British government has refused to commit fresh aid for Haiti and is sending a deputy ambassador instead of senior ministers to the Haiti donors’ conference, The Times reports.

“Frankly it’s inexplicable why the UK would not send someone at ministerial level,” Louis Belanger of Oxfam International said, as quoted by The Times. “Perhaps it has felt sidelined because it has not been one of the top three organisers of this conference,” he added.

The U.S., United Nations and European Union are spearheading the conference.

The U.K. has so far pledged 33 million pounds (USD50 million) for Haiti since the massive Jan. 12 earthquake.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.