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Aid Continuing for Haitians' Food, Water, Shelter


Haiti received special attention on World Water Day this week as NGO's and governments prepared for next week's donor conference. Groups continue to send water purification equipment to the country which suffered a major earthquake on Jan. 12 and special programs have been established to focus on the water issue.

One of the poorest countries in the world before the earthquake, Haiti is now struggling to meet the needs of more than a million people in temporary shelter. Food prices have risen sharply in many areas.

The Inter-American Development Bank has forgiven $489 million in debt and is seeking $70 billion in fresh capital for Haiti. Architecture for Humanity plans to open a facility in Haiti in the coming weeks.