US Official: Relocation, a Sole Decision by Haiti

    Relocating earthquake survivors in Haiti to speed up the rehabilitation of the quake-hit nation is a decision that Haiti has to make and not the United States, according to Philip J. Crowley, assistant secretary at the U.S. State Department.

    Sanitation is also a critical issue that the U.S. government seeks to address to help curb the spread of diseases in Haiti.

    “We have to look after sanitation as being a critical issue,” Crowley said. “That is front and center on the agenda right now.”

    The U.S. is also working with its international partners to organize a donors’ conference for the quake-hit Caribbean nation at the end of March or early April, he added.

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