World Bank officials have approved a $75 million grant through the International Development Association (IDA) to finance Haiti’s fight against food insecurity, natural disasters and health crisis like the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The aid is part of an effort to establish a social safety net through the Adaptive Social Protection for Increased Resilience (ASPIRE) project.
“Social protection systems have the potential to enhance human capital, reduce inequality, build resilience, and end cycles of poverty,” said Javier Suarez, World Bank Acting Head of Operations in Haiti. Source
Attack on electricity headquarters leaves one dead
Armed men fired gunshots at Electricity of Haiti (EDH) headquarters in Bicentenaire, Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, killing a motorcycle taxi driver.
They also struck an EDH employee, who was transported to the hospital for treatment.
The reason for the attack is unknown. Source
Police director meets with Dominican official to discuss border security
The Haitian National Police’s general director met with the Dominican minister of defense on Monday to talk about plans of securing the border between the two countries.
“The objective is to achieve effective cooperation between military and police institutions and to coordinate appropriate measures to deal with illegal migration, drug, human and illegal guns trafficking, and other illicit acts,” said Carlos Luciano Díaz Morfa, the Dominican Republic’s minister of defense.
Dominican Republic’s President Luis Abinader also announced that the country will start building a wall in the second half of this year. Source