$258M in Haiti aid projects announced at the Clinton conference

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Clinton Global Initiative is announcing $258 million worth of aid projects for this impoverished country.

The projects were announced Thursday at the initiative’s annual conference in New York. Bill Clinton is also U.N. Special Envoy to Haiti.

The 21 projects announced include a three-year, $2 million pledge by actor Matt Damon’s Water.org to get water and sanitation to 50,000 people.

Habitat for Humanity and the U.S. Agency for International Development pledged $4.5 million to repair 1,500 family homes in two cities wrecked by last year’s hurricanes.

Last year the initiative secured $170 million in pledges for 31 projects in Haiti. A Clinton spokesman says three-quarters of the $31 million pledged for this year has been delivered.

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