Debt victory for Haiti

CRS, a caritas member from the USA, delivers food to the Foye Ti Zanmi Jezi Orphanage. Photo by Sara A. Fajardo/Catholic Relief Service.

The G7 group, which includes the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Japan, announced at the weekend that they will cancel Haiti’s US$ 1.2 billion outstanding unilateral debt.

Increasing pressure to do so were came from various NGOs, including Caritas Internationalis, for the international community to help Haiti recover from the catastrophic earthquake of January 12.

Caritas congratulates the G7 for their action and also applauds all the campaigners who put pressure on their governments for speedy action.

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Filed under Conflicts and Disasters, Emergencies, Emergencies in Haiti, Haiti, Latin America

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