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United States Gives Latin America $21 Million in Disaster Relief
Season closed with "unprecedented" 13 hurricanes in region during 2005
The U.S. government has contributed more than $21 million in relief aid to the victims of hurricanes in Mexico and Central America, reports the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
In a January 13 fact sheet updating U.S. efforts to aid the hurricane victims, USAID said the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season brought an "unprecedented" 13 hurricanes to the region, devastating parts of Central America and southern Mexico.
For more information on U.S. policy in the region, see The Americas.
Following is the text of the fact sheet:
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UPDATE: USAID Assistance to Central America and Mexico Hurricane Victims
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season brought an unprecedented 13 hurricanes, of which two, Stan and Beta, along with Tropical Storm Gamma, devastated parts of Central America and Southern Mexico. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed more than $14 million to these countries in relief and reconstruction aid. Through USAID and the Department of Defense, the total U.S. Government contribution to the affected region has been more than $21 million to the affected areas, including Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras.
USAID's contributions include the following:
(Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)