The United States will send an additional $310 million in aid to Northern Triangle countries and train a Guatemalan “task force” in an effort to upend the migrant crisis overwhelming authorities at the southern border, Vice President Harris announced.
The announcement came in a statement Monday from Harris’ chief spokeswoman and senior adviser Symone Sanders after the VP’s meeting with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei.
“In light of the dire situation and acute suffering faced by millions of people in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, Vice President Harris announced an additional $310 million in U.S. government support for humanitarian relief and to address food insecurity,” a portion of Sanders’ statement read.
Of the $310 million, $255 million will go toward humanitarian relief while $55 million will address food insecurity in the region.
A family from El Salvador walks ashore to the bank of the Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border on April 14, 2021 in Roma, Texas.John Moore/Getty Images