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UN head: Not enough aid reaching Haiti

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LONDON – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says not enough aid is reaching Haiti six months after its deadly earthquake.
Ban told BBC Radio on Tuesday from Jamaica that immediate humanitarian assistance was only being funded at 60 per cent. Ban said donors must be held accountable.
He said when donor countries made pledges they should deliver the aid immediately. Ban’s comments come after Haitian President Rene Preval complained that the government lacked the money to run and rebuild the country.
The January 12 earthquake devastated Haiti’s capital and killed an estimated 200 000 people, according to the Haitian government.
Ban said he planned on talking to former United States President Bill Clinton about the need to accelerate aid. Clinton is the UN special envoy to Haiti. (AP)

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