Monday, March 21, 2005
International donors have confirmed one billion dollars in aid to Haiti as it prepares for elections in the fall.
Nearly 400 aid projects, ranging from road repairs to providing running water, have been allocated to particular donors for completion.
But the interim Haitian Prime Minister, Gerard Latortue, told a conference in French Guiana that donors had met less than 20% of pledges made last year.
Delegates said allocating projects would make donors more accountable.
The one billion dollars is confirmation of money pledged in 2004, in the wake of an uprising and the ousting of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.