PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The United Nations Office of the Special Envoy for Haiti says that more than half of the $5.33 billion pledged by donors to help the Caribbean nation rebuild after the 2010 earthquake has been released.
The U.N. office said in a statement Tuesday that of the $5.33 billion pledged by 55 donors for recovery activities between 2010 and 2012, $2.79 billion, or 52.3 percent, has been disbursed.
The bulk of that money, or almost three quarters, were grants to the Haitian government, non-governmental groups and private contractors.
The U.N. Office of the Special Envoy for Haiti is run by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. The office has been tracking the pledges made at a donors' conference that came two months after Haiti's massive earthquake in January 2010.