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Foreign donors pledge more than $3 billion to rebuild Haiti

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Pledging to work in partnership with a Haitian-led reconstruction effort, foreign aid donors Wednesday promised more than $3 billion toward rebuilding the earthquake-ravaged country.

Heading the line of pledges at the start of the much-anticipated Donors Conference was the United States with $1.15 billion of the $2.8 billion it is seeking from Congress to help jump-start the country’s recovery over the next 18 months.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton set the tone for the gathering of at least 120 nations at the meeting, calling on Haiti’s leaders to take responsibility for paving the way ahead. She told the international community — known at times to work at cross purposes on Haiti — it can no longer be business-as-usual.

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