PRESS RELEASE, 21 January 2010
Issued by the Debt and Development Coalition Ireland and Christian Aid
Justice campaigners today criticised the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for offering a US$ 100 million loan to Haiti as emergency assistance.
Nessa Ní Chasaide of Debt and Development Coalition Ireland, said, “It is shocking that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has offered financial assistance to Haiti in the form of a loan when Haiti has over US$ 800 million of debts in urgent need of cancellation. The Irish government should ensure that Haiti receives debt cancellation and grant based financial support – not loans – at this difficult time.” Continue reading “Campaigners Call for Haiti’s Debt to be Cancelled”