Last updated: 1 april, 2010 - 12:14 GMT

Haiti earthquake: $10bn aid pledged

A man pushes a wheelbarrow through Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 31 March 2010

The earthquake in January devastated Haiti and killed at least 200,000 people

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has welcomed pledges of aid to Haiti totalling nearly $10bn.

Half of the money will provide immediate assistance, the rest is aimed at longer-term development.

The President of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, spoke to the BBC's Barbera Plett about the importance of the international community working together in rebuilding Haiti.

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Luis Alberto Moreno is President of the Inter-American Development Bank.

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The World Today also heard from Haitian-born Jean-Marc Flambert, who was involved in rebuilding Sri Lanka's tourism industry after the 2004 tsunami.

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First broadcast 1 April 2010

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