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Countries Slow to Provide Haiti Cash

Despite the outpouring of support from governments all over the world in the immediate aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, most of the funds they pledged are still a long way from the devastated Caribbean nation. Only $506 million of $5.3 billion that was raised at an international donors' conference in March has been delivered, according to the United Nations Development Program. Australia, Brazil, Estonia and Norway are the only countries that have handed over anything. The $1.15 billion promised by the United States, for instance, has been tied up on Capitol Hill. So Bill Clinton, the U.N.’s special envoy to Haiti, has taken it upon himself to find out what the holdup is. "I'm going to call all those governments,” he said. “I want to try to get them to give the money, and I'm trying to get the others to give me a schedule for when they'll release it."