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The US has up to $10 million to fight drugs and crime in Haiti

  • March 26, 2024
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President Joe Biden signed a presidential decree authorizing Antony Blinken to release up to $10 million to fight drugs and crime in Haiti, according to information from Voa Kreyòl conveyed this Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

President Biden’s decision comes amid growing concern over rising crime and drug trafficking in Haiti. Faced with this alarming situation, the United States is committed to providing financial support to help the country face these security challenges.

The executive order, issued on the morning of Tuesday, March 26, gives Secretary of State Antony Blinken the authority to disburse up to $10 million toward this anti-crime and drug trafficking initiative. in Haiti. This measure is part of a foreign assistance law adopted by the United States in 1961.

As the country continues to face multiple challenges, this financial aid is intended to support the fight against crime and drug trafficking, and should contribute to strengthening the country’s security institutions and capacities.

By: Daniel Zéphyr

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Gazette Haiti