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Aid Agency World Vision Granted $19m From USAID/OFDA for Haiti
Date:2/23/2010

SEATTLE, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- International relief and development agency World Vision has been awarded a $19 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to help families and communities in Haiti affected by the devastating January 12 earthquake in Port-au-Prince.  

USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance selected World Vision for the year-long grant to provide shelter, economic recovery activities, and water, sanitation and hygiene activities at six spontaneous settlements in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas. The localities covered will include Delmas, Croix-des-Bouquets and Petionville.

"Thousands displaced from their homes by the earthquake still lack adequate shelter, clean water and sanitation, needs that are growing more urgent as the rainy season approaches," said Richard Stearns, president of World Vision in the U.S. "World Vision is pleased to be chosen by OFDA as a partner for expanding this critical work in

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