Haiti was in the top 10 countries receiving US aid in 1998, but by 2008 conflict-ridden countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Sudan topped it.
In May 2008, the Bush administration announced that it would send an additional $25 million in emergency food aid to Haiti, bringing its total emergency contribution to $45 million, in response to lingering food shortages after protests and the ouster of the prime minister led to a food crisis.
After four storms – two hurricanes and two tropical storms – caused flooding in all ten departments of Haiti in August and September 2008, the US Government committed over $30 million in humanitarian assistance to affected Haitian populations in response to the hurricanes in Haiti.
Congress provided $100 million for hurricane relief and reconstruction assistance for Haiti and other Caribbean countries in the FY 2009 continuing appropriations resolution, signed September 2008.
Haiti received an estimated $287 million in regular appropriations for FY 2009. The FY 2010 request is $292.8 million.