Following the agreement of January 11, 2021, between the United States Government, via the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Haiti, ‘the American Embassy in Port-au-Prince announced on Friday 29 January, a US $75.5 million commitment to improve development results across Haiti in the sectors of health, education, agriculture and governance, among others.
This latest agreement brings USAID’s total assistance to Haiti to nearly $1.9 billion since 2011. T
o date, the U.S. government has provided more than $16 million in COVID-19-related assistance, which includes USAID, U.S. Southern Command, and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support for Haiti’s COVID-19 response.
This new funding will be used to implement USAID programs in health, education, food security, agricultural development, economic growth, water and sanitation, and governance.
USAID Haiti Mission Director Chris Cushing said, “The American people will continue to help our Haitian neighbors access better health care services, learn better in schools, acquire new professional skills, and increase agricultural production and economic opportunities. We are neighbors, partners, and friends. Together, we can build a brighter future in Haiti.”