USAID announces an additional $14 million for the Hurricane Matthew response
USAID partners conduct a joint distribution in Grand’Anse, reaching more than 550 households on October 19
An additional 470 rolls of USAID/OFDA plastic sheeting arrive in Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince
JTF Matthew concludes hurricane relief operations in Haiti
USAID announced an additional $14 million in support for the Hurricane Matthew response on October 21. The new funding will provide critical food assistance and relief supplies to hurricane-affected communities, bolster logistical capacity and operations, and support efforts to mitigate the risk of cholera transmission and other waterborne diseases in the aftermath of the storm. The announcement brings total U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian assistance for the disaster to nearly $37.9 million, including approximately $27.7 million from USAID and nearly $10.2 million from DoD.
Given the improved road access and logistical capacity of the Government of Haiti (GoH) and international humanitarian community, USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), in consultation with the U.S. military and U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, has determined that DoD logistical and transportation support is no longer necessary.
Following the determination, Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, Commander of the U.S.
Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), announced the conclusion of U.S. military relief efforts in Haiti. Joint Task Force (JTF) Matthew—comprising approximately 400 service members—concluded activities on October 19. Since its activation on October 5, JTF Matthew transported approximately 275 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance and relief supplies, as well as more than 175 humanitarian personnel, to hurricane-affected areas of Grand’Anse and Sud departments.