Poor donor response results in reduced Haiti humanitarian appealListen /
A United Nations funding appeal for Haiti has been slashed by more than $100 million due to a disappointing response from donors.
UN Humanitarian Aid Coordinator for Haiti Nigel Fisher made the announcement at a press conference in the capital, Port-au-Prince, on Tuesday.
"The original budget for 2012 for Haiti was US $231 million. However, in the middle of the year the consolidated appeal was only funded by 20 percent. Therefore, facing this sharp reduction of humanitarian resources available, the humanitarian country team and national authorities have revised the consolidated appeal at the mid-term review." (Duration: 26″)
The revised appeal is for $128 million which will support Haitians affected by crises, including epidemic cholera levels and the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake.
As the hurricane season runs through 30 November, funds also will also be used for emergency preparedness.
The UN humanitarian office (OCHA) says the withdrawal of donors in Haiti has had an impact on managing shelter and camps for displaced people, and in other areas such as health, water and sanitation.