El Salvador will receive $115 million in cooperation aid from the US to help slow migration out of the Central American country.

15th June,2021

El Salvador will receive $115 million in cooperation aid from the US to help slow migration out of the Central American country.




Samantha Power, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced on Monday that the US would provide El Salvador with $115 million in cooperation aid to help slow migration out of the Central American country.
"We will collaborate with local partners in Central America to increase opportunities for youth and help them get away from crime," Power said at the Central American University's migration conference, where she also revealed the aid initiative.
According to Power, the funds would include $50 million for defence, $35 million for anti-violence services for women, and $30 million for job training.
Small and medium-sized enterprises in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador impacted by coronavirus-related lockdowns will receive $12 million from USAID, according to the agency.
The Biden administration has committed to spending $4 billion to solve the root causes of Central American migration.