Michelle Obama and Jill Biden arrived in Haiti today on a surprise visit. Mrs. Obama toured the area near Port-au-Prince by helicopter and was scheduled to visit schools under reconstruction, before heading for Mexico.
Ahead of a major UN donors conference on Haiti reconstruction, UN envoy Bill Clinton's call for a self-sufficient island have struck a chord. Haitians and aid groups are wary of creating a 'culture of dependency.'
Twenty-eight delegations from various countries and organizations are wrapping up a two-day meeting in the Dominican Republic today. Haiti told its partners it needs $11.5 billion to rebuild from earthquake damage.