USAID Administrator Samantha Power’s Call with Prime Minister of Haiti

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For Immediate Release

Saturday, August 14, 2021

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎

On August 14, 2021, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with the Prime Minister of Haiti, Dr. Ariel Henry. The Administrator expressed her condolences for the loss of life following the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck southwestern Haiti today, and recognized the incredibly challenging circumstances of the past month for Prime Minister Henry and the Haitian people.

The Administrator received Prime Minister Henry’s assessment of developments on the ground and made clear that the United States and USAID are committed to supporting his government by quickly addressing Haiti’s urgent humanitarian needs. They discussed ways the United States can be most effective in providing the Haitian people with the help they need, including support for ongoing search and rescue efforts in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake. They agreed that the US and Haitian governments will remain in close contact to ensure a coordinated response.

Last updated: October 14, 2022

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