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Caribbean Community calls for action in assisting Haiti’s present condition

The Caribbean Community or CARICOM says there is an urgent need for the entire global community to respond swiftly and meaningfully to the dire situation of the Haitian people within a framework of transparency and accountability.”

This observation was made today at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington at a meeting of the Permanent Council of the organization.

Speaking on behalf of the CARICOM Group, Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador, Sir Ronald Sanders, said “we in CARICOM, urge international development and finance institutions and governments to help to the fullest extent of their capabilities, making sure that assistance is provided to the needy and vulnerable in a fair and equitable manner.”

Sir Ronald, who is also the Chair of the CARICOM group at the OAS, spoke after the members of the Council had heard from the Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry, an account of conditions following an earthquake on August 14 that killed almost 2,000 people, injured 10,000 and left about 40,000 homeless.

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