USAID Sets up Haiti Task Force

    The U.S. Agency for International Development has put up an interagency task force to spearhead long-term rehabilitation in Haiti. Governmentexecutive.com reports that military service members and representatives of the U.S. departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and State will compose the Haiti Task Team. USAID’s Paul Weisenfeld will lead the task force, which will help ensure agencies take on projects that go well with with their resources and expertise. It will replace the response management team established during the early days of the earthquake disaster.

    The task force was unveiled during the launch of USAID’s “Helping Shelter Haiti,” an interactive exhibit on the agency’s plans for sheltering Haitian earthquake survivors.

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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.