[Port-au-Prince] – On September 18, the American people provided an additional $24.4 million in development assistance to Haiti. The agreement between the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Haiti, through the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation, will improve development outcomes throughout Haiti in the health, education, agriculture, and government sectors, among others.
U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison noted: “USAID Haiti works to improve health and education outcomes, advance economic and food security, and strengthen the independence and accountability of Haitian government institutions. To date, USAID has also provided $13.2 million to support Haiti’s COVID 19 response efforts, including infection prevention, case management, improved water and sanitation and more through local partner organizations.”
This latest agreement brings USAID’s total assistance to Haiti to more than $1.8 billion since 2011. These funds are in addition to the $75.5 million in development assistance granted by USAID in April and brings the U.S. government’s total contribution to Haiti to approximately $100 million for 2020. Furthermore, to date the U.S. government has provided more than $16 million in COVID-19-related assistance, which includes USAID, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) support for Haiti’s COVID-19 response.
The USAID Haiti Mission Director Chris Cushing remarked: “This additional funding for HIV and other health-related assistance is evidence of USAID’s continued support of Haiti and its strong commitment to the people of Haiti.”
For more information about USAID’s development objectives, please visit: https://www.usaid.gov/haiti.