Costs of U.S. Programs and Activities Since the 1991 Military Coup
NSIAD-93-252FS: Published: Aug 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs of U.S. involvement in Haiti since the overthrow of its president by a military coup in September 1991.
GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard have incurred $59.12 million and $24.51 million in costs for patrolling the waters surrounding Haiti; (2) the Agency for International Development has spent over $69 million during the Haiti crisis for humanitarian assistance; (3) Haitians seeking asylum in the United States have received $34.2 million in Department of Health and Human Services-funded services; and (4) the State Department has contributed $6 million to support civilian observers, assist in the restoration of democratic constitutional order, and monitor human rights conditions in Haiti.