The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $53.7 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Haiti. Haiti continues to face alarming insecurity, including gang violence, attacks on civilians, and looting, which have exacerbated food insecurity and protection needs and impeded deliveries of life-saving humanitarian assistance.
This funding will help partners provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance, including vital food assistance, as 4.9 million people face acute food insecurity amid the crisis. In addition, these funds will provide support care for survivors of gender-based violence and other protection services for the most vulnerable, as well as access to safe drinking water and health care.
This new funding comes as the humanitarian community continues to scale-up the response in Haiti. In mid-April, the UN approved a System-Wide Scale-Up of the humanitarian response over the next three months to help respond to urgent needs, particularly related to malnutrition, gender-based violence, child protection violations, and cholera. USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team in Haiti continues to work closely with partners to respond to rising humanitarian needs and save lives. Despite the highly insecure environment, USAID partners and other humanitarian organizations have already reached hundreds of thousands of people in need in Haiti this year.
With an additional $53.7 million, USAID will have provided over $110 million in life-saving humanitarian assistance to Haiti in Fiscal Year 2023. The United States will continue to stand with Haitians during this challenging time, working to save lives and alleviate suffering caused by the humanitarian crisis.
For the latest updates on USAID’s humanitarian assistance in Haiti, visit here.