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Earthquake: UN, partners launch $187m support for Haiti

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The UN and partners on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 launched a $187.3 million appeal to support half a million people affected by the deadly earthquake in southwestern Haiti. A view of a collapsed building following an earthquake, in Les Cayes, Haiti on August 14, 2021. Photo credit: REUTERS TV via REUTERS The 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Aug. 14 killed more ...

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GEF approves $13.4m for coastal resilience, climate-resilient water projects in Liberia, Haiti

Pa Lamin Beyai

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 the sum of $8.9 million in new grant funding from the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) for a coastal resilience project that will benefit 80,000 people in Liberia and rehabilitate 20,000 hectares of degraded coastal habitats. UNDP Resident Representative in Liberia, Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai. Photo credit: ng.undp.org Similarly, ...

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Haiti emerges 157th Party to Paris Agreement

Jovenel Moïse

The Republic of Haiti on Monday, July 31, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The French-speaking Caribbean nation thus becomes the 157th country to endorse the global treaty, after the Netherlands, which ratified the climate accord on Friday, July 28, 2017. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Haiti’s ratification of the ...

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