PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – the United States Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman says the Biden administration has allocated US$48 million in additional security assistance through the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Narcotics and Law Enforcement to bolster security across the country.
Sherman announced in a message on Friday on the first anniversary of the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise.
She also assured the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state 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. Rising food prices and fuel makes the situation particularly difficult for citizens. 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 amid the crisis.