International meeting for the reconstruction of Haiti begins | News

Haiti receives this Wednesday delegations from a dozen countries and international organizations, led by the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, who will participate in the international conference to raise funds for the reconstruction of the south of the country.


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This was confirmed by the Haitian Foreign Minister, Jean Victor Généus, host of the meeting and who will give an account of the devastation of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that occurred last August 14, which caused more than 2,200 deaths, 12,700 injuries, and affected almost half of the population in the region, according to official data.

As a result, the authorities, together with the United Nations Organization, will present their so-called Comprehensive Recovery Plan for the Southern Peninsular, whose estimated amount for rehabilitation is 1,978 million dollars.

According to the UN, in an information note published this Saturday on its site, it said that six months after the earthquake, Haiti has overcome the immediate emergency situation and is now considering long-term recovery and reconstruction.

The entity itself calculates that most of the demand of almost 2,000 million dollars would be allocated to social sectors such as housing construction (1,027 million dollars), education (401 million), food security (54.5 million) and health (31.9 million).

The representative in Haiti of the United Nations Children’s Fund, Bruno Lemarquis, said that local economies should benefit from the process, as well as strengthen state institutions and pointed out that some 1,250 schools were damaged, affecting more than 300,000 students. , while 97 hospitals and health centers deteriorated.

In addition to the humanitarian crisis created by the earthquake, the country is experiencing a political crisis following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in July 2021.