United Nations projects on combating gender-based violence and improving education in Haiti have secured the backing of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission.
The commission has approved 18 new projects, worth a total of USD777 million, to support the rehabilitation of the quake-ravaged nation.
The projects include two UNICEF schemes, of which one is a USD10 million program aimed at helping the Haitian government and civil society address gender-based violence. The other UNICEF project, worth USD25 million, will back a plan to assess the condition of primary school facilities, enhance existing education infrastructure databases, and remove rubble from damaged or destroyed schools.
IHRC, co-chaired by Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the U.N. special envoy for Haiti, oversees reconstruction efforts in the Caribbean nation.
Meanwhile, the Clinton Foundation will provide USD500,000 to support a camp in Petionville, Haiti. The funding will help to provide emergency medical and primary care services, educational seminars and psycho-social support in the camp, which is managed by J/P Haitian Relief Organization. It will also support a rubble-clearing project.