Paris Club of creditor countries urged not to countries outside the club to write off foreign debt, suffered from the devastating earthquake of the Republic of Haiti.
External Debt island nation in the light of obligations to other countries reached $ 1.885 billion, the Paris Club - $ 214 million
Previously readiness "forgive" the debt of Haiti, which amounts to 40.43 million euros, stated the Italian government. In addition, Italy intends to send 1 million euros for the people of Haiti. 420 million euros had been pledged by the affected country and the EU. U.S. President Barack Obama announced last week to allocate $ 100 million The same amount going to provide the International Monetary Fund. Ordinary Americans using SMS-messages collected for Haiti, $ 22 million maximum size donation is $ 10. Famous Hollywood actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, through its charitable foundation contributed $ 1 million of Haiti
destroyed by an earthquake Haitian President Rene Preval called on the international community to assist his country not only humanitarian aid but also long-term support.
According to him, "is not enough to heal the wounds of the earthquake, we must develop our economy, agriculture, education, health, and strengthen democratic institutions." According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in recent years, financial aid to Haiti, one of the world's poorest countries, has increased steadily - in 2008 it was $ 912 million