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Press Releases

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 9:00am


Port-au-Prince, April 6, 2017-  Six months following the passage of Hurricane Matthew,  American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Brian Shukan, traveled to southern Haiti to assess USAID hurricane response and recovery activities. The United States is the single largest donor to the Hurricane Matthew emergency response effort, with humanitarian assistance totaling more than $101.3 million to date and distributed through over 20 local organizations and UN agencies.

The Chargé visited the Charles Lassegue School, a recipient of emergency assistance in Boudet, Les Cayes.  Partnering with UNICEF, 50 schools in the region received furniture, repairs and decontamination, and educational materials for approximately 45,000 students and 1,000 teachers. The Lassegue School received roof repairs, school equipment, including chairs, tables and blackboards, and psychosocial support to students and training for teachers.

Andy Saint-Louis repairing medical equipment.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:30am

USAID, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the General Electric (GE) Foundation, and St. Boniface Haitian Foundation signed a partnership to train Haitian biomedical engineering technicians to fix and maintain life-saving equipment through Reparation Pou Amelyore Ekipman Medikal, or the REPARE project. Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante and the Ministry of Health will participate in the program.

USAID Haiti Mission Director Jene Thomas with representatives from local civil society organizations and businesses.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 9:30am

USAID Haiti announced the launching of Konbit —a five-year Cooperative Agreement— recently awarded to Papyrus S.A. and its three partners—Ayiti Nexus, Steve Kroll and Associates, and Tetra Tech under USAID’s Local Solutions program to strengthen Haitian civil society organizations and service providers.

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 10:30am

The US Government is actively intervening to mitigate the impact of the ongoing drought induced by a prolonged El Niño event, and, in fact, has been working ​since the Haitian Government’s CNSA issued an alert and appeal in October 2015. At stake is food security and nutrition for an estimated 1.5 million Haitians.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 12:45pm

As part of a “Rice Day” event in Haiti’s northeast, more than 150 Haitian farmers received certificates signaling their ‘graduation’ from the USAID AVANSE Farmer Field School training.  Rice Day festivities marked the harvest of rice cultivated through the new System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method introduced by AVANSE, and celebrated the revivification of rice cultivation in Haiti.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 1:00pm
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce two Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) awards in Haiti. USAID’s DIV is an investment program that supports innovative and cost-effective solutions to pressing development challenges in Haiti and around the world. 
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:45pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is aiming to establish a sustainable local market and industry for clean cooking solutions in Haiti, a country whose high demand for charcoal has contributed to widespread deforestation.