LONDON (AP) — Britain's government has pledged 10 million pounds ($16 million) to help Haiti deal with future disasters on the third anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation.
Britain says it aims to work with the United Nations to ensure the Haitian government is ready to act immediately if disaster strikes. It will also help improve coordination among donors in getting humanitarian support to those who need it.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening said Saturday that Haiti is still vulnerable to natural disasters, and that most recently Hurricane Sandy caused huge damage and suffering there. The Haitian government says the quake killed about 316,000 people. There are still more than 350,000 displaced people living in encampments around the capital.