US promises $310m aid to Central America as it tackles migration
Most recent migrants to the US come from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador following two hurricanes, the COVID pandemic and drought.
The United States will give $310m in humanitarian relief to Central America, US Vice President Kamala Harris has told Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei during a virtual meeting her office said, as the region looks to address a wave of migration north.
Harris, who is leading President Joe Biden’s efforts to address the influx of migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador across Mexico to the US border, had a virtual meeting with Giammattei on Monday. She plans to visit Central America in June.
“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 US government support for humanitarian relief and to address food insecurity,” a statement from her office said after the meeting.