Saturday, January 16, 2010

Help Haiti - Drop the debt

Cancel Haiti's existing debt and ensure new aid is in the form of grants.


As more news reaches us from Haiti following Tuesday’s earthquake, the true scale of the disaster is now emerging. Reports now suggest as many as 50,000 people may have died, with hundreds of thousands made homeless.

This is a time for all of us to be reminded of our common humanity and do all that we can to help.

Dear Finance Ministers, IMF, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and bilateral creditors, As Haiti rebuilds from this disaster, please work to secure the immediate cancellation of Haiti’s $890 million debt and ensure that any emergency earthquake assistance is provided in the forms of grants, not debt-incurring loans.

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