The U.S. government is giving the world $10 million to help pay for the humanitarian crisis in Haiti.
The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has decided to provide the money to aid organizations and governments to help them cope with the crisis.
“The U:Fund will support humanitarian activities to address the impact of the devastating earthquake and subsequent flooding,” a UNRWA statement said.
“For more than a year, UNRwa has been working with Haiti’s reconstruction authorities and local partners to provide essential assistance to communities impacted by the earthquake, including food, water and medical care, as well as education, nutrition and other basic needs.”
It is estimated that the earthquake has caused some of the worst displacement in the Caribbean region.
In a separate statement, the U.K. government announced it is providing $10.5 million to UNRW as well.
The money is for humanitarian activities, including reconstruction of housing, health, sanitation, water, education, education assistance and economic development assistance, according to the government.