Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bill Clinton: Donors still holding out on billion in pledges for Haiti reconstruction

Bill Clinton said Friday that international donors are still reluctant to make good on billions of dollars in pledges for Haiti's post-earthquake reconstruction.

Visiting a town where hundreds of thousands of homeless still live under tarps and tents, the former U.S. president told The Associated Press he hopes the presentation of $300 million worth of projects at the Aug. 17 meeting of the commission he co-chairs with Haiti's prime minister will help open their wallets.

"We're going for very specific projects at the next meeting and then we're going to make another run at 'em and see what happens," Clinton told AP during a two-day visit to the quake-ravaged country. "We just want to get the show on the road."

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