An international effort to donate around $10 billion to ailing Haiti for earthquake relief was discussed at a United Nations meeting Wednesday.
The pledge is a combined effort from 59 countries that will donate around $5 billion the first two years and a around $10 billion for three years or more, Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general, said, according to The New York Times.
The United States is one of the leading contributors donating around $1 billion to the cause, according to the BBC.
The plan for how to get the money to Haiti will start with the World Bank, where they will then distribute certain amounts for reconstruction projects around the country, according to The New York Times.
Before the earthquake occurred Haiti was considered the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, according to the BBC.