Haiti Opens National Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory with U.S. Government Support

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Thursday, December 21, 2017, the Ministry of Public Health and Population’s National Public Health Laboratory (LNSP) celebrated the inauguration of a national biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory. The U.S. Government through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and other international and local partners supported the establishment of the laboratory which will be ... Read More»

USAID Announces New Project in Support of Safe Water and Sanitation for Haiti

The United States took another step to support access to clean water for Haiti’s citizens and continuing the fight against cholera. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Water and Sanitation project supports the goal the United States shares with the Government of Haiti to expand safe water and sanitation access to vulnerable communities, the ... Read More»

Fire Stations Donation to Haitian Authorities

U.S. Government Donates Fire Stations to Haitian Authorities    Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Friday, December 08, 2017, the U.S. government has turned over to the Haitian Government two completed fire stations: the first in Diquini 63, commune of Carrefour, and the second in Canaan, Croix-des-Bouquets respectively.  The Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo turned over the Carrefour fire station ... Read More»

U.S. Government Announces New Investments in Haitian Health Services

Port-au-Prince, December 5, 2017 – The United States is investing almost $100 million dollars in Haitian health care. “Projet Santé”, will work in partnership with the Government of Haiti to bolster Haiti’s health system and expand essential healthcare for up to 4.2 million people. Spending $98.5 million over the next four years, Projet Santé, a ... Read More»

Let’s Recommit to Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

By  Rahima Kandahari  on November 25, 2017   Worldwide, one in three women will experience violence in her lifetime. Given the costs violence poses to individuals, families, communities, and economies, this is a statistic we cannot ignore. On November 25, the global community will mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and begin “16 Days of ... Read More»

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to ... Read More»

Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Announcement On Temporary Protected Status For Haiti

UPDATE : USCIS is automatically extending the validity of certain employment authorization documents (EADs) issued under TPS Haiti through Jan. 17, 2019. Please see the Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension section below for more information. Read more :  https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status/temporary-protected-status-designated-country-haiti  ============================================================================================= Release Date: November 20, 2017 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 WASHINGTON— ... Read More»

Series of Articles on Public Health Progress in Haiti

Series of Articles on Public Health Progress in Haiti Supported by CDC Published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene   The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Haiti country office contributed to 12 articles recently published in a supplement of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The reports ... Read More»

Acting Assistant Secretary Foote Travels to Haiti

U.S. EMBASSY IN HAITI For Immediate Release October 30, 2017 On October 26-27, Daniel L Foote, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to meet with government officials and reaffirm the State Department’s unwavering support to the Haitian National Police (HNP). His itinerary included meetings ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Border Police in Partnership with IOM

Port au Prince – Reflecting the United States government’s continued support of the government of Haiti and the Haitian National Police. Charge d’Affaires Robin Diallo participated in a ceremony marking the handover of 20 motorcycles and all–terrain vehicles to Haiti’s Border Police Unit. The vehicles are purchased with funds provided by the U.S. government to ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo Sees Firsthand the Impact USG Support Has at Saint Damien Hospital

American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo visited Hôpital Saint Damien/Nos Petits Frères et Sœurs (HSD/NPFS) on October 18th, 2017, to see the impact of U.S. Government (USG) support on Haitian health services. The Chargé visited the laboratory and the children’s HIV clinic, then learned of the projects implemented by the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) ... Read More»

UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH)

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson The United States welcomes the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), which begins operations today, October 16.  We congratulate Haiti for its progress in achieving greater security and stability and recognize the conclusion of the United Nations ... Read More»

USAID Awards $4 Million to World Food Program for Food Security in Haiti

U.S. Embassy Haiti Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo Visits WFP Food Warehouse   Port-au-Prince, October 13, 2017- Haiti ranks third globally among countries most affected by extreme weather events. This year alone, less than a year after the devastating Hurricane Matthew, the country was affected by two major hurricanes—Irma and Maria—that brushed past Haiti’s northern coast, ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 02, 2017 HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation is heartbroken.  We mourn with all whose loved ones were murdered ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces the 2017 Cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)

Port au Prince: The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2017 cohort from Haiti for the  Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program .  The YLAI program supports the United States’ commitment to increase trade and investment in the region and, in the words of Vice President Mike Pence, “bring even more of our business culture of entrepreneurship and innovation all across ... Read More»

Remarks at a Press Availability

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Hilton Midtown Hotel New York City September 20, 2017   SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good evening, all. I want to begin, first, by extending our condolences to all those who have suffered, continue to suffer, from the devastation from the natural disasters that we are witnessing around the Western Hemisphere. ... Read More»

U.S. Government Hands Over Terrier Rouge Police Commissariat to Haitian National Police

In her first public appearance, newly arrived United States Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo, recognized the important role of the Haitian National Police (HNP) and affirmed the United States commitment to support its growth and development. Participating in the inauguration of the Police Commissariat of Terrier-Rouge, in the Northeast department, alongside the Director General of the ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Shukan Departs Haiti

On Friday, August 25, 2017, the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Haiti, Brian Shukan, completed his three year assignment at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti. The Chargé d’Affaires Shukan thanks the Haitian people and the government for their hospitality and partnership. He will miss his friends, Haitian music and the local cuisine. Chargé Shukan transferred his ... Read More»

Launch of the Food Fortification Project “RANFOSE” Supported by USAID

Port-au-Prince, July 21, 2017 – Chargé d’Affaires Brian Shukan joined the Ministry of Health, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to launch Ranfòse Abitid Nitrisyon pou Fè Ogmante Sante (RANFOSE), the first food fortification project of Haiti. RANFOSE will increase the availability of high-quality, fortified staple foods across the country and expand ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Bastille Day 2017

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 14, 2017 On this great day—France’s national day and the 228th anniversary of the French Revolution—Melania and I were proud to stand with the President of France and Madame Macron and to celebrate with the French people. The ties between the United States ... Read More»

United States Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean

The U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), submitted a multi-year Caribbean strategy to Congress on June 19 that establishes a framework for enhancing the security and prosperity of the United States and its Caribbean partners.  Considered the “third border” of the United States, the Caribbean is a ... Read More»

World Refugee Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 20, 2017 On World Refugee Day, we recognize the plight of those forced by persecution and war to flee their home countries. We also recognize the pressing challenges posed by ongoing refugee crises. Today, refugees number more than 22 million around the world. The ... Read More»

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Host Malaria Delegations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted two delegations to learn about malaria elimination on Hispaniola. The United Nations (UN) Foundation and Malaria No More sponsored the two delegations of ten Congressional staffers to travel to Haiti and meet with key partners ... Read More»

LGBTI Pride Month

The Embassy of the United States of America in Haiti extends its warmest wishes to the Haitian people on the occasion of Pride Month, which we celebrate throughout June 2017. Democracy is most secure when all persons live freely without fear of violence and discrimination.  We honor this truth now as we take pride in ... Read More»

U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured in Haiti

For Immediate Release June 13, 2017 Neil Sullivan, Deputy U.S. Marshal District of Massachusetts (617) 748-2500 Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699   U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured in Haiti Defendant returned to U.S. to face murder charges in Boston   [Jean Weevens Janvier (CAPTURED)]Washington – A man who was on the U.S. ... Read More»

USAID, PADF Honor Successful Entrepreneurs through the LEAD Program

13,600+ New Jobs and Millions in Revenue In Haiti   USAID, PADF Honor Successful Entrepreneurs through the LEAD Program   Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 8, 2017) — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) celebrated the success of dozens Haitian entrepreneurs supported by the LEAD program at a large exposition ... Read More»

The Vice President’s Meeting with President Moise of Haiti

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2017   READOUT OF THE VICE PRESIDENT’S MEETING WITH PRESIDENT JOVENEL MOISE OF HAITI   The Vice President today met with President Jovenel Moise of Haiti in Miami, Florida. On behalf of President Trump, the Vice President congratulated President Moise for his ... Read More»

Fact Sheet on Cuba Policy

President Donald J. Trump is changing the policy of the United States toward Cuba to achieve four objectives:   Enhance compliance with United States law—in particular the provisions that govern the embargo of Cuba and the ban on tourism; Hold the Cuban regime accountable for oppression and human rights abuses ignored under the Obama policy; ... Read More»

“Bon Voyage and Success” to our 2017 Fulbright Nominees

The Public Affairs Office would like to wish farewell to our ten (10) selected 2017 Fulbright candidates as they depart Haiti to complete their master’s degrees at various universities in the United States. The Fulbright Program is the keystone exchange program of the U.S. Government and reflects U.S. commitment to educational excellence and cultural exchange.  ... Read More»

2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 7, 2017 In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize ... Read More»

USAID Supports Ministry of Health in Release of Food Pyramid

Chargé d’Affaires Brian Shukan joined Haiti’s Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant and Ministry of Health leadership on Friday, June 2nd, to launch the new Haitian food pyramid, in conjunction with the MyPlate initiative. To address the challenge of malnutrition in Haiti, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners collaborated with the ... Read More»

Joint HNP-U.S. Embassy investigation stops fraud scam

The Haitian National Police (HNP) arrested four Haitian citizens last month following a joint investigation with the U.S. Embassy into a scam that defrauded more than a dozen Haitian families seeking to immigrate to the United States. The four subjects remain in Haitian custody. In the fraud, scammers posing as U.S. Embassy employees contacted immigrant ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims June 2017 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   A PROCLAMATION National Caribbean-American Heritage Month is a celebration of the accomplishments of Caribbean Americans and our long, shared history with the peoples of the Caribbean. We are grateful for the culture Caribbean ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims June 2017 as National Ocean Month

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 31, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   National Ocean Month celebrates the mighty oceans and their extraordinary resources.  This month, we recognize the importance of harnessing the seas for our national security and prosperity. Thirty-four years ... Read More»

PEPFAR Country Operational Plan 2017 Approval

Ambassador Deborah Birx, United States AIDS Coordinator, approved the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Haiti budget for Country Operational Plan (COP) 2017. With a budget of $101,500,000 U.S. dollars, COP 17 was jointly planned by the PEPFAR Haiti team, the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP), civil society, and multilateral partners. This ... Read More»

The St. Luke Foundation Inaugurates St. Luke Hospital and International Training Center

Construction Supported by USAID/ASHA Grant   Port-au-Prince, April 27, 2017- Chargé d’Affaires Brian Shukan joined St. Luke’s Foundation, the Haitian Ministry of Health, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to inaugurate the first international medical training center in Haiti. The training center consists of two training and simulation rooms, a conference room, ... Read More»

Haitian National Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Launder Money Derived from Drug Trafficking

U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney Southern District of Florida 99 N.E. 4 Street Miami, FL 33132 (305) 961-9001 Public Information Officer/ Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney Sarah J. Schall (305) 961-9377 Sarah.schall@usdoj.gov April 24, 2017 NEWS RELEASE:   A former high-ranking Haitian National Police officer pleaded guilty today in the United States to ... Read More»

UN Security Council Resolution to Draw Down the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2017   Ambassador Nikki Haley Chairs the Adoption of a UN Security Council Resolution to Draw Down the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti   Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks at ... Read More»

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Visits GHESKIO

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Visits PEPFAR Partner GHESKIO  on World Health Day   Port-au-Prince, April 7, 2017 – In recognition of World Health Day 2017, American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Brian Shukan and members of the U.S. Government health team visited the GHESKIO National Institute of Laboratory and Research (INLR) in Port-au-Prince. GHESKIO (Groupe Haïtien d’Étude du ... Read More»

Ambassador Nikki Haley Chairs a UN Security Council Meeting on the UN Peacekeeping Mission to Haiti

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2017 Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, chaired a UN Security Council Open Debate on the UN Peacekeeping Mission to Haiti (MINUSTAH), which will transition into a smaller police-only peacekeeping mission focused on ... Read More»

US Chargé d’Affaires Visits The South of Haiti

US Chargé d’Affaires Visits The South of Haiti, Six Months Following The Passage of Hurricane Matthew US support to Response and Recovery Totals $101.3 Million USD   Port-au-Prince, April 6, 2017- Six months following the passage of Hurricane Matthew, American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Brian Shukan, traveled to southern Haiti to assess USAID hurricane response and ... Read More»

Venezuelan Supreme Court Decision Greatly Undermines Democratic Institutions

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC March 30, 2017 The United States condemns the Venezuelan Supreme Court’s March 29 decision to usurp the powers of the democratically elected National Assembly. This rupture of democratic and constitutional norms greatly damages Venezuela’s democratic institutions and denies the Venezuelan people the right to shape their ... Read More»

Fake Facebook Pages Defrauding Visa Applicants

Haitian National Police (HNP) and U.S. Embassy Target Fake Facebook Pages Defrauding Visa Applicants   In a joint effort between the HNP and the U.S. Embassy, Embassy staff worked with Facebook to remove three profiles that were impersonating the U.S. Embassy. The fraudulent profiles, which included “Ambassy usa in haiti” and “Ambassade des Etats unis ... Read More»

U.S. State Department Representative Travels to the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Starting today until March 17th, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Kenneth Merten is visiting the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The objective of the visit by the American diplomat is to further U.S. government support for strong partnerships in the Hemisphere and stable regional economies. In the Dominican Republic, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Merten will ... Read More»

Message of Condolence from the Embassy of the United States Following the Death of Former Haitian President René Préval

It is with deep sadness that the U.S. Embassy in Haiti has learned of the death of former Haitian President René Préval. We extend our condolences to President Préval’s family, the Haitian people, and all those who mourn his passing. Following both of his presidential terms, President Préval oversaw peaceful transitions of power to his ... Read More»

Consular Section Holds Informational Session on the Visa Application Process

Today the Embassy’s Consular section held an informational session for 20 internet café owners and employees at the U.S. Embassy. The goal of the event was to better explain the visa application process, make applying for visas easier for all involved, and ensure that applications are as well-prepared as possible. Like several other countries, the ... Read More»

U.S. Statement on Haiti’s Presidential Inauguration

Mark Toner Acting Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC   The United States congratulates President Jovenel Moïse on his inauguration as the 58th president of Haiti, following an extended electoral period and the additional challenge of recovery from Hurricane Matthew. The Haitian people deserve to have democratically elected leaders.  Today’s inauguration of a democratically ... Read More»

President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Haiti to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Jovenel Moïse

President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Haiti to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Jovenel Moïse on February 7, 2017 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Honorable Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State, will lead the delegation.   Members of ... Read More»

USAID Announces A New Partnership For A Biomedical Equipment System In Haiti

REPARE Project will launch a certification program for Haitian Technicians   Port-au-Prince, January 17, 2017-  Addressing a critical need for the healthcare of Haitians, USAID, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the General Electric (GE) Foundation, and St. Boniface Haitian Foundation signed a partnership to train Haitian biomedical engineering technicians to fix and maintain life-saving equipment through ... Read More»

Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy

Today, the United States is taking important steps forward to normalize relations with Cuba and to bring greater consistency to our immigration policy. The Department of Homeland Security is ending the so-called “wet-foot/dry foot” policy, which was put in place more than twenty years ago and was designed for a different era.  Effective immediately, Cuban ... Read More»

HAITI: Provisional Electoral Council Publishes Final Presidential Election Results

Today, Haiti reached another benchmark toward completion of its electoral process. Publication of final presidential results represents a positive step for the full restoration of Haiti’s democratic institutions in 2017. We congratulate President-elect Jovenel Moïse on his first-round victory and look forward to working closely with him as we strengthen our longstanding partnership with Haiti. ... Read More»

President Obama’s Message to Interim President Jocelerme Privert on the Commemoration of the 213th Independence of Haiti

Dear Mr. Interim President: On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Haiti on commemorating the 213th anniversary of your nation’s independence on January 1.  Haiti has an historic place in the shared struggle for independence in the Western Hemisphere.  The United States continues its steadfast support for a future ... Read More»
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