Aid organizations fear no U.S. aid left over after Haiti

02/12/2010 | Washington Post, The

Humanitarian aid organizations fear that projects around the world will go without funding from the U.S. after the disaster response to the earthquake in Haiti -- where the U.S. already has committed more than half its annual budget for disaster assistance. Officials with the U.S. Agency for International Development denied a suggestion that cutbacks are in the works but clarified that funding priorities will be set by Congress when it takes up a supplemental spending bill in several weeks. The 2010 Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance budget, which also funds programs geared toward alleviating crises in Congo and Sudan, is $845 million.

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