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Foreign governments and international organizations have pledged $600 million to support a plan by Haiti’s interim government to rebuild the country’s southern peninsula, which was struck by a deadly earthquake on August 14, 2021.

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What remained of a hospital in the town of Maniche, Haiti, after the Aug. 14 earthquake.

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Foreign governments and international financial institutions pledged $600 million Wednesday in immediate and long-term aid to help Haiti’s cash-strapped government launch a four-year plan to help devastated communities along its southern peninsula recover and rebuild from last August’s deadly earthquake.

Reading the amount off a piece of paper, Prime Minister Ariel Henry described the promised aid as “excellent news,” before expressing his gratitude to the heads of state and leaders of international and regional organizations who gathered in Port-au-Prince and online for his government’s international donor conference.

“This contribution is beyond our expectation,” Henry said.

Henry opened the day-long conference at the Karibe Hotel in Petionville by calling on donors to show solidarity with the people of the south. He unveiled his government’s ambitious plan to repair the damage caused

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