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Haiti Numbers – 27 Days After Quake

by Bill Quigley

890 million. Amount of international debt that Haiti owes creditors. Finance
ministers from developing countries announced they will forgive $290
million. Source: Wall Street Journal

644 million. Donations for Haiti to private organizations have exceed $644
million. Over $200 million has gone to the Red Cross, who had 15 people
working on health projects in Haiti before the earthquake. About $40 million
has gone to Partners in Health, which had 5,000 people working on health in
Haiti before the quake. Source: New York Times.

1 million. People still homeless or needing shelter in Haiti. Source: MSNBC.

1 million. People who have been given food by the UN World Food Program in
Port au Prince – another million in Port au Prince still need help. Source:
UN World Food Program.

300,000. People injured in the earthquake, reported by Haitian Prime
Minister Jean-Max Bellerive. Source: CNN.

212,000. People reported killed by earthquake by Haitian Prime Minister
Jean-Max Bellerive. Source: CNN..

63,000. There are 63,000 pregnant women among the people displaced by the
earthquake. 7,000 women will deliver their children each month. Source: UN
Populations Fund.

17,000. Number of United States troops stationed on or off coast in Haiti,
down from a high of 22,000. Source: AFP.

9,000. United Nations troops in Haiti. Source: Miami Herald.

7,000. Number of tents distributed by United Nations. Miami Herald.
President Preval of Haiti has asked for 200,000 tents. Source: Reuters.

4,000. Number of amputations performed in Haiti since the earthquake.
Source: AFP.

900. Number of latrines that have been dug for the people displaced from
their homes. Another 950,000 people still need sanitation. Source: New York

75. An hourly wage of 75 cents per hour is paid by the United Nations
Development Program to people in Haiti who have been hired to help in the
clean up. The UNDP is paying 30,000 people to help clean up Haiti, 180
Haitian Gourdes ($4.47) for six hours of work. The program hopes to hire
100,000 people. Source: United Nations News Briefing.

1.25. The U.S. is pledged to spend as much as $379 million in Haitian
relief. This is about $1.25 for each person in the United States. Source:
Canadian Press.

1. For every one dollar of U.S. aid to Haiti, 42 cents is for disaster
assistance, 33 cents is for the U.S. military, 9 cents is for food, 9 cents
is to transport the food, 5 cents to pay Haitians to help with recovery
effort, 1 cent is for the Haitian government and ½ a cent is for the
government of the Dominican Republic. Source: Associated Press.
Bill has visited Haiti numerous times working for human rights. He is legal
director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. His email is


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