U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syria Crisis Response

Today at the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced more than $596 million in new  humanitarian assistance  to respond to the Syrian crisis. This funding brings the total U.S. government humanitarian assistance to nearly $13 billion since the start of the decade-long crisis, …

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In Yemen, U.S. seeks peace, provides humanitarian aid

The United States is supporting the people of Yemen and working to end the country’s devastating conflict. During a U.N. event March 1, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced nearly $191 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen, bringing total U.S. aid to the country to more than $350 million since October …

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Ambassador Kip Tom Assesses Humanitarian Response to Beirut Explosion

Ambassador Kip Tom visited Beirut, Lebanon in early October to view the damage caused by the massive explosion in Beirut’s port, and assess the humanitarian response.  The United States is working with the World Food Program (WFP) to help meet the food security needs of the most vulnerable communities in Lebanon  during these very difficult …

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USAID’S ONGOING DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES AND COVID-19 ASSISTANCE RESPONSE IN AFRICA

Today we are pleased to be joined by Dr. Kenneth Staley, U.S. Agency for International Development, Global Malaria Coordinator and leader of the USAID COVID-19 Task Force, and Mr. Christopher Runyan, USAID Senior Coordinator for the Bureau for Africa. Our speakers will discuss USAID’s ongoing development priorities and COVID-19 assistance response in Africa.  They are …

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U.S. ANNOUNCES $169 MILLION IN NEW HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE FOR ETHIOPIA AND KENYA

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release August 3, 2017   PRESS RELEASE U.S. Announces $169 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance for Ethiopia and Kenya Today the United States announced more than $169 million in humanitarian assistance to support those in Ethiopia and Kenya who are experiencing the effects of prolonged …

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CASH-FOR-TRAINING SUPPORTS VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN SOUTH SUDAN

Nutrition and entrepreneurship training helps families stay healthy and build businesses “The cash we receive has helped me a lot. When I receive the money, I buy food and sugar for the family, and it has supplemented my modest income from plaiting women’s hair.” July 2017—For one week each month, Clementina Peter Loku, a 56-year-old …

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USAID Success Story: Providing Safe Drinking Water With Community Support in South Sudan

For vulnerable and conflict-affected populations residing in South Sudan’s Mayendit County, one of the famine-affected counties in Unity State, access to safe drinking water often requires long, arduous hours of walking to the nearest borehole. Due to insecurity and the amount of time required to reach clean water, many individuals in Mayendit frequently resort to …

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USUN Mission participates in FAO field trip to Morocco and Sudan

USUN Political/Economic Officer Daleya Uddin recently joined other representatives from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)’s member countries on visits to observe the particular food security and agriculture challenges in Morocco and Sudan. Her video report below provides a glimpse into those challenges, as well as the innovative FAO projects making a …

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The U.S. Embassy in Abuja Provides $116,000 Grant for Preservation of Nigeria’s Cultural Heritage

On February 13, 2017 the United States Embassy in Abuja announced a $116, 000 grant through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation program, for the preservation of cultural heritage in Nigeria. U.S. Ambassador W. Stuart Symington witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding of the grant between the International Center for the Study of …

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El-Nino Brings Drought and Hunger to Madagascar

Rising temperatures and less predictable rainfall patterns have disrupted agricultural planting cycles in Madagascar for the past three years, resulting in significant crop failures and a food shortage. And this year El Nino has made matters even worse. Rainfall has been up to 75 percent lower than the average of the last 20 years and …

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The Future of Agriculture in Mozambique: Entrepreneurs

Farmers in Mozambique, like those in other developing countries I have visited, consistently said they want one thing most of all – to move beyond subsistence farming to a modern agricultural economy. They seek business skills to improve and diversify their production, so that they can increase their incomes and provide more opportunities for their …

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