Top LAC Countries for USAID Disaster Funding

Countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region are well-know to be susceptible to all kinds of natural disasters, from earthquakes and droughts, to hurricanes and volcanic eruptions. …

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Countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region are well-know to be susceptible to all kinds of natural disasters, from earthquakes and droughts, to hurricanes and volcanic eruptions.

Between 2007 and 2016, the USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance and the USAID Office of Food for Peace provided nearly US$810 million to support the region through 92 of these disasters, according to a new report.

Perhaps not surprisingly, following some devastating earthquakes and hurricanes, Haiti received the most aid, at more than US$615 million, followed by Colombia with US$78 million, Guatemala with US$43 million, Ecuador with US$15 million and Chile with US$9 million.

According to the USAID report announcing the figures, floods are the most frequent disaster in the LAC region.

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