U.S. Pledges $1.5 Billion to Earthquake-Stricken Haiti

March 31, 2010  |  

(Yahoo) — A senior U.S. official says the Obama administration will pledge $1.15 billion over the next two years to help with Haiti’s post-earthquake reconstruction.

The official says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will announce the pledge on Wednesday at a U.N. donors conference that is expected to raise $3.8 billion in initial assistance to rebuild schools, hospitals, courthouses and neighborhoods destroyed in the Jan. 12 quake.

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