Obama announces $100 million U.S. aid package for Haitian earthquake victims

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Barack Obama today announced a large US relief effort for Haiti, where between 45,000 and 50,000 people are feared dead after a devastating earthquake.

The US president said America would give $100m to the aid effort for the stricken Caribbean country and pledged that the people of Haiti “will not be forgotten”.

Full story: Haiti quake: Obama announces $100m US aid package – Guardian