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Administration statements and actions commemorating the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released statements commemorating the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. Additionally, the administration held several briefings to examine the impact of U.S. assistance over the last year, the current situation, and the way forward in Haiti.

Administration Statements and Briefings:

  • Read a statement by President Barack Obama on the “One Year Anniversary of the Earthquake in Haiti” here. (January 11, 2011)
  • Read a statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton titled “One Year Commemoration of Haiti’s Earthquake” here. (January 11, 2011)
  • Read a briefing by USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby, Centers for Disease Control Director Thomas Frieden, and USAID Haiti Mission Director Carleene Dei on “Health Concerns in Haiti” here. (January 10, 2011)
  • Read a State Department video discussion with Special Coordinator for Haiti Thomas Adams titled “Conversations with America: Haiti in 2011–The Way Forward” here. (January 10, 2011)
  • Read an op-ed by U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten titled “Progress in Haiti is Slow, but Real” here. (January 9, 2011)
  • Read a briefing by USAID Administrator Shah and Counselor Cheryl Mills on the “One-Year Anniversary of the Earthquake in Haiti” here. (January 7, 2011)
  • Read a briefing by the Deputy Coordinator for Diplomacy for Feed the Future Ambassador Patricia Haslach,  USAID Mission Director of Haiti Carleene Dei, and Deputy Director of USAID’s Office of Food for Peace Jonathan Dworken on “Haitian Food Security” here. (January 7, 2011)

State Department Fact Sheets:

  • Read a fact sheet titled “U.S. Government’s Work in Haiti: Interim Haiti Recovery Commission” here. (January 8, 2011)
  • Read a fact sheet titled “U.S. Government’s Work in Haiti: Funding” here. (January 8, 2011)
  • Read a fact sheet titled “U.S. Government’s Work in Haiti: Food Security” here. (January 8, 2011)
  • Read a fact sheet titled “U.S. Government’s Work in Haiti: President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)” here. (January 8, 2011)

Administration Blog Posts:

  • Read a State Department DipNote blog titled “Haiti: Getting it Right for the Long-Term” here. (January 14, 2011)
  • Read a State Department DipNote blog titled “One Year Commemoration of Haiti’s Earthquake” here. (January 12, 2011)
  • Read a USAID Impact blog titled “Haiti: The First Year of the USG’s Long-Term Commitment” here. (January 12, 2011)
  • Read a USAID Impact blog titled “A Tale of Two Citizens” here. (January 12, 2011)
  • Read a State Department DipNote blog titled “Inspiration in Haiti: the Spirit of Trafficking Survivors” here. (January 12, 2011)
  • Read a State Department DipNote blog by the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby titled “Building on What Works: U.S. HIV/AIDS Programs Forge Haiti Earthquake Response” here. (January 11, 2011) 
  • Read a State Department DipNote blog by Haiti Special Coordinator Thomas Adams titled “Haiti: One Year Later” here. (January 11, 2011)