U.S. to give $32M in aid to Haiti after earthquake

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks to reporters after a Security Council meeting at U.N. headquarters. Power is writing a memoir about her transition from Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of foreign policy to a leading government official. Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, told The Associated Press on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, that it had acquired Power’s “The Education of an Idealist.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks to reporters after a Security Council meeting at U.N. headquarters. Power is writing a memoir about her transition from Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of foreign policy to a leading government official. Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, told The Associated Press on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, that it had acquired Power’s “The Education of an Idealist.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

FILE – USAID administrator  Samantha Power speaks to reporters after a Security Council meeting at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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UPDATED 8:06 AM PT – Friday, August 27, 2021

The U.S. has continued to give emergency relief assistance to Haiti as the country reels from the recent devastating earthquake.

On Thursday, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) administrator Samantha Powers announced the U.S. will give $32 million in aid for shelter, food and medical assistance. She said Haiti has a long road ahead in the recovery process.

“As we build on this initial response, I am pleased here to announce that USAID will provide an additional $32 million as part of a broader American response to support people here affected by the earthquake,” Powers stated. “The Prime Minister (Ariel Henry) and I spoke about the Haitian government’s sense of the priorities for people and how not only USAID and not only the entire U.S. government, but the broader international community can best meet those needs.”

The aid comes in the wake of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the island on August 14 and killed more than 2,200 people. Meanwhile, the United Nations said the total amount needed to help Haiti recover will be closer to $180 million.

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