City of Prague donates 32 million crowns to Haiti

The city of Prague will send 32 million crowns (the equivalent of around 1.7 million US dollars) to help victims of the Haiti earthquake, 12 million more than the amount already donated by the Czech government. City representatives reached the decision on Thursday, after rejecting an earlier proposal offering a lower sum. City representatives also allocated funds for three charities that have raised more than 50 million crowns in aid. Haiti was hit by a devastating quake on January 12 that claimed the lives of more than 150,000. The charities to receive funding are People in Need, ADRA, and Charita Czech Republic.

Author: Jan Velinger