UN, US Coordinate Haiti Relief Operations

The U.S. and United Nations have entered into an agreement that aim to coordinate their relief efforts in Haiti.

"This agreement formalizes the working relationship between the United States and the United Nations on the ground in Haiti, and ensures that this cooperation will continue in the challenging days and weeks ahead," said Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, in a statement.

The agreement, Reuters reports, follows the reported tension between the U.N. and U.S. military during the early days following the Jan. 12 earthquake, when donors were rushing to deliver aid to the impoverished Caribbean nation.

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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.