Haiti promised $10bn in aid – double what it asked for

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Donors have pledged nearly $10bn (£6.6bn) in aid to Haiti, more than double the amount requested by the country’s president after the January earthquake that devastated the capital, Port-au-Prince.

The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, who co-chaired a conference of about 120 countries and international organisations at the United Nations in New York, called the pledges “an impressive sum by any standard”. The conference drew $9.9bn of donations to rebuild infrastructure after the quake that killed more than 200,000 people and left a million homeless.

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