US Allocates $48 Million to Bolster Security in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – United States Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, says the Biden administration has allocated US$48 million in additional security assistance through of the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Narcotics and Law Enforcement to bolster security across the country. 

wendysWendy Sherman (via CMC)Sherman made the announcement in a message on Friday, on the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise

She also assured Haiti that Washington is committed to supporting a democratic and prosperous future for the Haitian people.

She recalled that Haiti has not yet recovered from the devastating 2021 earthquake of magnitude 7.2 which devastated the southern peninsula while rising food prices and fuel makes the situation particularly difficult for citizens and based on this, millions of Haitians will need humanitarian aid this year. 

Sherman added that the assassination of President Moise has affected Haiti’s political system and reaffirmed the need for worldwide intervention in the midst of the crisis.