India extends a helping hand to rebuild Haiti

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India extends a helping hand to Haiti
United Nations, Jan 23: Besides the already announced financial aid of 5 million dollars, India on Saturday, Jan 23 vowed to support disaster-torn Haiti in its effort to rebuild the nation.

“We will do whatever is in our power to partner the people of Haiti in their journey to rebuild their lives and their nations," said Manjeev Singh Puri, India"s deputy envoy to the United Nations.

“India is familiar with the consequences of natural disasters and therefore fully understands the trauma and the suffering that the Haitians are living through," Mr Puri said expressing sorrow over the loss of lives of Haitians and UN staff.

India is a co-sponsor in a General Assembly resolution that supports emergency relief and rehabilitation for the Haiti earthquake victims.

The resolution called for immediate relief operations besides setting medium and long term development goals.

Haitian envoy to the UN Leo Merores, who was moved by the international community's support, articulated his government's appreciation for the “wave of solidarity and extreme compassion."

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