PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille is currently working with a team to develop a new structure to replace the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC).According to the Associated Press, Haitian officials say that 120 projects submitted to the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission remain open while IHRC’s mandate has expired in October.
Haitian officials, says the press agency, failed to renew the IHRC or create a new agency to coordinate reconstruction efforts. Experts fear that without a commission to oversee the reconstruction, international donations cease or that the money already promised not paid because donors fear it could be wasted.
Laura Graham, from Clinton Foundation, said former U.S. President continues to ask donors to honor their commitments. “Without the IHRC or a similar platform, we are concerned that donors are no longer present,” said Ms. Graham. “This is the main concern of Mr. Clinton that donors do not turn away from Haiti.”