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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 8:00am

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, causing flooding. A well-prepared and immediate response is needed in order to prevent food shortages and hunger which can often follow a large-scale disaster.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded $4 million to the World Food Program (WFP) in Haiti, to help distribute food more quickly in the aftermath of a disaster. The support helps WFP cut out what can be a lengthy contracting process with stand-by procurement agreements with regional food suppliers who can rapidly stock WFP warehouses with enough commodities to feed as many as 150,000 people for one month.

U.S. Embassy Haiti Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo thanked the Government of Haiti and WFP for continued collaboration with the U.S. government as she toured the WFP food warehouse in Port-au-Prince on October 13, 2017.

Chargé D'Affaires Brian Shukan joins UNICEF partner in Les Cayes
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 9:00am

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 recovery activities.

Andy Saint-Louis repairing medical equipment.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:30am

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 Reparation Pou Amelyore Ekipman Medikal, or the REPARE project. Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante and the Ministry of Health will participate in the program.

Last updated: July 24, 2017

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