Caritas receives over $230 million for Haiti in first month
Caritas members from 40 countries have collected $ 198 million (Euro 147 million) from private donations for Haiti’s quake survivors. In addition, governments and institutions have pledged $36 million (Euro 27 million) to Caritas for Haiti.
Around $20 million is being used to provide for immediate needs over the next two months. Already Caritas has fed over 500,000 people. The aid network has provided shelter kits to 43,000 people, and given medical treatment to 12,000 people.
The Catholic aid network is committed to reconstruction projects for the next five years in Haiti that will provide homes, healthcare, livelihoods and education.
Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga will be visiting Haiti on Monday to deliver a consignment of aid by plane from Honduras.
Cardinal Rodrgiuez said, “We are humbled by the support Caritas has received from around the world. From rich countries in Europe and North America to desperately poor ones like Congo and Somalia, this is a great symbol of solidarity with Haiti as it looks to rebuild anew. We will be a central part of creating a better future for Haitians based on solidarity, hope and love.”
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