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Quake-torn Haiti needs more aid: official report
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2010-03-17 10:55

Quake-ravaged Haiti needs more than 11 billion U.S. dollars for reconstruction and development, said an official report released on Tuesday.

The report was presented here at a preparatory conference related to an international donors' conference to be held at the end of March.

According to the report, the Haitian government needs about 11.5 billion dollars for relief work and an extra 200 million dollars to finance the national budget and pay Haitian public servants' salaries.

The report also said economic loss suffered by Haiti reached 7.754 billion dollars, leaving 71 percent of the Haitians in extreme poverty.

Moreover, the 7.3-magnitude quake on Jan. 12 killed 222,570 people, leaving 869 people missing, 310,928 people injured and 1.5 million affected.

The report was presented by the Haitian government in collaboration with the United Nations, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the European Union.

The three-day preparatory conference in the Dominican Republic aims to assess Haiti's economic loss and identify clear goals for the country's reconstruction.

The meeting, which draws the participation of 28 countries and some international organizations, is a build-up to a donors' conference in New York on March 31.

Source:Xinhuanet 
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