United States Vice President Kamala Harris and Caricom heads of state including Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry. Photo courtesy of Caricom

PORT-AU-PRINCE—United States Vice President Kamala Harris reiterated the Biden Administration’s commitment to assist Haiti by providing an additional $53.7 million to help the country combat its humanitarian crises, continuing to partner against criminal activity and extending a longstanding trade agreement.

“This new funding will provide vulnerable Haitians with urgently needed support, including vital food assistance and other humanitarian assistance, as 4.9 million people face acute food insecurity,” Harris said in her official remarks at a meeting with Caribbean leaders in the Bahamas June 8. “These funds will support care for survivors of gender-based violence and will provide access to safe drinking water and health care.”

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I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.