International donors have pledged $5.3 billion for the first stage of a plan to help earthquake-devastated Haiti rebuild. Among pledges made at a March 31 conference was $1.15 billion from the U.S. Haiti says it will need $3.9 billion for the 18-month first phase of the plan. The Jan. 12 magnitude-7 quake caused more than 220,000 deaths and destroyed about $4.3 billion in housing, roads and other infrastructure.
Haiti: Donors Commit $5.3 Billion to First Reconstruction Phase
April 7, 2010