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Haiti: Autism

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has made an assessment of the autism needs of the Haitian population; and whether his Department or its international partners have plans to rebuild the autism clinic in Haiti. (321640)

A post-disaster needs assessment is currently under way in Haiti. Only after the assessment has been completed will decisions be made, with the full participation of the Government of Haiti, on the reconstruction priorities for the country.

The UK allocated £20 million in humanitarian aid for the emergency response to the earthquake. We expect reconstruction work in Haiti to be led by the UN and funded through multilateral sources, to which the UK is already a significant contributor.