Dear ONE Member,
The harrowing images and stories coming out of Haiti are devastating to watch. Though I
spend every day with the statistics and stories of extreme poverty, the scale of this tragedy
is heartbreaking. Times like this remind me of our common humanity and the need to do
all we can to help...
So here’s our goal as ONE: $890 million for Haiti.
That’s how much Haiti owes to the International Monetary Fund (IMF),
the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and a handful of others.
Sign the petition below to ask Haiti’s creditors to
act quickly and cancel Haiti’s debts:
Petition text:Dear finance ministers, IMF, World Bank,
Inter-American Development Bank and bilateral creditors:As Haiti rebuilds from this disaster,
please work to secure the immediate cancellation of Haiti’s $890 million debt and ensure that any emergency earthquake assistance is provided in the forms of grants,
not debt-incurring loans.
Haiti’s debt was largely accrued under the corrupt Duvalier regime,
which borrowed money recklessly and spent it selfishly for 30 years.
The new government has struggled with debt payments.
And now, as the nation tries to recover from one of the
worst disasters in recent years we can help by lifting this debt.
Thank you for doing your bit,
Roxane Philson, ONE.org
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