U.S. Committed To Humanitarian Aid, Disaster Response, USAID Administrator Mark Green Says
Washington Post: Despite proposed budget cuts, officials say the U.S. is committed to humanitarian aid
“…[Six] disaster assistance response team[s] currently [are] dispatched by the U.S. Agency for International Development to countries struck by disasters, both natural and man-made. ‘America is and will remain the world’s leading humanitarian donor,’ Mark Green, the head of USAID, said in announcing the response team’s arrival in Mexico. ‘Whether it’s responding to an earthquake, drought, or conflict, America is committed to standing shoulder to shoulder with people in their hour of need. It is who we are as Americans.’ Green has been driving home that point repeatedly at the U.N. General Assembly this week. Many have questioned the Trump administration’s commitment to foreign aid, including emergency humanitarian assistance…” (Morello, 9/21).