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Haitians are now allowed to come to the U.S. as part of the largest American temporary foreign worker program. How this policy development will help Haiti and the reconstruction.
In April 2010, the world pledged over $10 billion in reconstruction funds for Haiti, including $5.3 billion for 2010-2011. Over a year later, a fraction of those pledges have been fulfilled - only $352 million has been received by the World Bank-managed fund. What happened?
More than eight months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, and almost six months to the day after the high-level donor meeting at the United Nations where the world pledged about $10 billion over three years for the Haiti Reconstruction Fund, the Associated Press reports that "just $686 million of that has reached Haiti so far."