UN and humanitarian agencies appeal for $144 million for Haiti

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A young girl waits in line for food aid

United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners on Tuesday appealed for $144 million dollars to help more than one million people in Haiti next year.

The UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, said that the funding will be used to respond to crises, including food insecurity, cholera, and displacement.

The Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Martin Nesriky, told correspondents nearly two million Haitians are food insecure.

And more than 350 thousand people are still living in camps and depending on aid. Aid organizations are concerned that a resurgence of cholera in remote areas could affect more than 100 thousand people next year.

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Haiti, Nigel Fisher, said that droughts and storms such as Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy have left millions of people with less food and fewer jobs.

He said that if there is no help for people to recover, much of what has been achieved so far may be lost.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

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