UNDP Seeks Donor Support for Haiti Cash-for-Work Scheme

    The United Nations Development Program is urging for “significant donor support” to expand its cash-for-work program in quake-ravaged Haiti.

    In an April 30 update on its Haiti quake relief operations, UNDP said confirmed contributions only amount to USD33.9 million of its USD80.2 million appeal for the cash-for-work program. The appeal is part of a broader U.N. request for Haiti efforts worth USD1.4 billion.

    According to UNDP, the project has employed some 95,700 Haitians. Current earning per worker stands at USD5 at present exchange rates for six hours of labor, or equal to the minimum wage in Haiti. 

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