The humanitarian funds will go towards providing food and shelter to tens of thousands of people left without basic provisions after the disaster left capital Port-au-Prince in ruins.
The EU pledged more than €400m (£354m) in emergency money through its executive arm, the European Commission. “We have taken swift action,” EU foreign policy chief Lady Ashton said as she detailed €137m in short-term assistance and a minimum of €200m for the longer term. EU member states will provide an additional €92m.
International development secretary Douglas Alexander said the global community was dealing with “an almost unprecedented level of devastation”.