Kamala Harris announces US will send $310 million in humanitarian aid to Central America
April 27, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Vice President Kamala Harris announced Monday evening that the US will send an additional $310 million to Central America "for humanitarian relief and to address food insecurity."
Washington (CNN)Vice President Kamala Harris announced Monday evening that the US will send an additional $310 million to Central America "for humanitarian relief and to address food insecurity. "
$255 million will go to humanitarian relief and $55 million will go toward addressing food insecurity in the region.
"In light of the dire situation and acute suffering faced by millions of people in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, Vice President Harris announced an additional $310 million in U. S. government support," a fact sheet released by the White House said.
Harris was tapped by President Joe Biden last month to lead Central American efforts against the backdrop of a growing number of migrants, many of whom are from the region, at the US southern border that have stretched the government's resources.
According to a statement from Harris spokesperson Symone Sanders, the two leaders "committed to strengthen bilateral efforts to manage migration in an orderly and humane manner in accordance with national and international laws, agreed on the need to establish orderly and legal channels for migrants and agreed on the importance of creating economic opportunities in the region that will benefit both countries. "