Tracking Aid to Haiti

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations has launched a new website to ensure the efficient use of the more than $9 billion in aid pledged to Haiti at a donor's conference last month.

Martin Nesirky, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said Thursday the website is intended to help the Haitian government address the challenges linked to the management of foreign aid.

The site is intended to help hold donors to their promises and ensure transparency and accountability in the use of the money.

At the March meeting, nearly 50 donors pledged a total of $9.9 billion in aid to help Haiti recover from the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated the capital Port-au-Prince. The Jan. 12 quake killed more than 200,000 people and left 1.3 million homeless.

The site's address is www.refondation.ht.

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