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CBC News Examines Canadian Aid Agencies’, Government’s Roles In Post-Earthquake Haiti

CBC News examines the roles of Canadian humanitarian organizations and the government in helping Haiti rebuild nearly two years after a massive earthquake rocked the country. “Haiti needs long-term solutions, says Nicolas Moyer, a spokesman for the Humanitarian Coalition,” which includes Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Quebec, CARE Canada, Plan Canada and Save the Children, the news service notes.

The coalition has “raised $15.5 million in Canadian donations and got another $12 million from the Canadian International Development Agency to provide temporary shelter, food and health care to hundreds of thousands of people after the quake,” as well as sanitation services and cash for work programs, CBC reports. “Canada committed $220 million through the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund and has disbursed 90 percent of that money,” according to the news service (Payton, 1/5).