USAID to send emergency food assistance to Haiti
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that it would send 2,000 metric tons of food to Haiti, as political protests and violence have made it difficult to deliver humanitarian assistance, resulting in increased hunger in. Haiti's foreign minister had previously asked the US Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, for urgent humanitarian assistance and logistics in the delivery of the same. The US found that, although the crisis in Haiti was largely a political one, it has led to significant humanitarian impacts that warranted additional assistance.
The food will be delivered through the United Nation's World Food Program, not by the US military. The US also clarified that the decision to provide asistance was based on results from early warning systems and a new Haitian government report showing that 35% of Haitians are facing a food crisis.