Haiti commission earmarks $1.6 billion for recovery

The projects, which also included programs to help rebuild Haiti’s shattered health and education sectors, were announced at a meeting of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC) in the capital Port-au-Prince, officials said.

The commission, co-chaired by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the U.N. special envoy for Haiti, and by Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, is tasked with determining which reconstruction projects are to receive backing from multibillion-dollar funding pledged by foreign donors.

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