Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Frederica Wilson are urging the U.S. State Department to continue their efforts to help the people of Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew. In a letter today to Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Gayle Smith, the Florida lawmakers asked the State Department to provide a detailed plan to address the island nation’s shortage of food and shelter and to combat the increasing spread of cholera in the wake of the recent storm.
Letter to Secretary of State and USAID Regarding US Assistance to Haiti
November 28, 2016
The Honorable John F. Kerry
Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
The Honorable Gayle E. Smith
U.S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
Dear Secretary Kerry and Administrator Smith:
We write to express our concern for the people of Haiti, who are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Matthew. At this difficult time, continued support for the Haitian people is critical.
We are grateful for your efforts in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Matthew to provide shelter, food, water, and other supplies to all those affected. The storm’s impact on Haiti was devastating, killing 1,000, leveling homes, and destroying existing crops and much of the usable agricultural land. The need for food and shelter remains urgent.
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