Edit (7/28): Thanks for your support. The proposed funding was passed last night. Read more on the ONE Campaign blog. Here is an excerpt explaining the details of the funding:
Here are some details about what’s included in this bill. It includes $2.8 billion in funding to support critical relief and recovery efforts in Haiti. Specifically, the bill provides $913 million in international security funding and economic assistance for humanitarian relief, reconstruction, law enforcement and peacekeeping initiatives. The bill also includes $465 million for International Disaster Assistance to respond to humanitarian emergencies and funding to cancel existing debts owed by Haiti– which was the focus of ONE’s effort. The bill also supports U.S. Treasury Department programs to strengthen the country’s financial systems and $96.5 million for increased peacekeeping assessments for the U.N. mission in Haiti.
You can help Haiti by joining the ONE Campaign in calling on Congress to release funds for reconstruction. Sign the petition!
The American Red Cross supports the ONE Campaign in urging Congress to pass a spending bill that will make funds available that our government has committed to Haiti’s reconstruction. Congress is deliberating, so don’t delay!