President Biden announced at the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity Leaders’ Summit nearly $485 million in additional humanitarian assistance to respond to the needs of refugees, migrants, and other vulnerable populations across the Western Hemisphere, including those displaced across Latin America and the Caribbean and by the political and economic crisis in Venezuela. This life-saving assistance includes more than $310 million through the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and more than $174 million through the United States Agency for International Development.
This funding advances the goals of the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection to foster responsibility-sharing, stability, and assistance for affected communities and complements the efforts of the endorsing countries that have generously supported them.
The United States is proud to be the largest single donor of humanitarian assistance for the Western Hemisphere. In the past two years, the United States has provided more than $2.1 billion in humanitarian assistance for the region. The United States implements rigorous safeguards against diversion of funds and other risks and works through trusted organizations that ensure assistance reaches those who need it.
We are committed to working collaboratively with governments, civil society, international organizations, and other partners to help protect displaced persons and migrants in situations of vulnerability, to address the root causes of irregular migration and displacement, and to humanely manage migration in the Western Hemisphere. We urge other donors to help support the humanitarian response in the region.