Trump Administration Foreign Aid Cuts To Northern Triangle Impacting NGOs Working In Region
Devex: U.S. funding cuts force NGOs to break commitments in Guatemala
“…[The USAID-funded violence prevention project] Convivimos is just one program impacted by U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement in March that the U.S. would stop providing foreign aid funds to El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala due to the continued migration of citizens from those countries to the southern U.S. border. Since then, the administration has said it was developing a list of criteria countries would need to meet to see funds resume, but no additional details have been released publicly. This leaves NGOs with immediate funding gaps and uncertainty about the reliability of the U.S. as a major aid donor in the region…” (Welsh, 9/11).