USAID to provide $32 million assistance to Haiti

The administrator - Samantha Power of USAID - US Agency for International Development, on Thursday announced that the organisation would be giving $32 million assistance to Haiti after the 7.2 earthquakes hit the island, killing more than 2,200 residents, destroying 53,000 buildings, including schools, churches, houses and other infrastructure.

Haiti: The administrator – Samantha Power of USAID – US Agency for International Development, on Thursday announced that the organisation would be giving $32 million assistance to Haiti after the 7.2 earthquakes hit the island, killing more than 2,200 residents, destroying 53,000 buildings, including schools, churches, houses and other infrastructure.

In a press briefing at Port-au-Prince, USAID noted that “We are aware that there will be shelter needs alongside longer-term public health medical needs, water needs and sanitation.”

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The island country has been receiving assistance from various nations, international/national organisations, and even celebrities.

Metallica, on Wednesday, August 25, made the announcement that its ‘All Within My Hands Foundation has donated a total amount of $50,000 to aid earthquake relief in Haiti amid a recent disastrous earthquake.

Experts have stated that the residents of the island are in urgent need of medical relief, tents, hygiene and PPE kits.

In the watch of the quake, artists including – Cardi B, Don Omar, Steven Van Zandt have sent their thoughts and prayers.

Cardi B tweeted, “I got a soft spot for Haiti, and they are my people. They are my cousins. I pray for Haiti; they go thru soo much. God, please cover that land and its people.”

The United Nations, with its partners on Wednesday, has also launched a $187.3 million dollars appeal to assist half a million people hit by the deadly earthquake in southwestern Haiti on August 14 2021. As per the statistics, more than 2,200 individuals have died on the island, while more than 12,000 have sustained injuries.

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Bruno Lemarquis, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, cited, “Haiti and its people require the world’s solidarity more than ever today as they deal with multiple crises at the same time.” He also thanked and appreciated the nations who have provided personal aid to the country in such difficult times.