Visit of Kristalina Georgieva to Haiti: 12/01/2013
End production: 12/01/2013 First transmission: 13/01/2013
On 12 January 2013, Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, was in visit to Haiti. Three years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, taking more than 200,000 lives and making 1.5 million people homeless, the EU continues to help the struggling country with an additional €30.5 million in humanitarian funding announced during Kristalina Georgieva's visit. This new funding will help those still homeless as a result of the earthquake, cholera victims and those badly affected by Hurricane Sandy.
During her stay, Kristalina Georgieva participated in the official closing of the Jean Marie Vincent camp, in the town of Tabarre, which had sheltered earthquake victims since 2010. The place is now home to a new school built with the financial assistance provided by the EU.
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||A group of students of the College Jean-Marie Vincent welcoming the EU Delegation
||Arrival of Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): We are here today on a very special day for Haiti but also for the rest of the world; On this day, three years ago Haiti woke up with more than 222 000 people gone (4 shots)
||William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), making a speech
||William Lacy Swing and Kristalina Georgieva
||Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH) saying that she is there for representing European people and the commitment of Europe to Haiti. Europe has provided over 614 millions dollars in humanitarian assistance alone and the EU has made a commitment of over 1.7 billion dollars for the reconstruction of Haiti (5 shots)
||Cutaway of a sign representing the project of Jean-Marie Vincent accommodation centre
||Exterior view of the College
||Cutaways of a class
||Kristalina Georgieva making a speech
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