USAID ADMINISTRATOR POWER ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $40 MILLION TO SRI LANKA TO HELP FARMERS PURCHASE FERTILIZER AND OTHER VITAL AGRICULTURAL INPUTS

While in Sri Lanka today, Administrator Samantha Power announced an additional $40 million in development assistance to help farmers purchase fertilizer and other vital agricultural inputs. This assistance will support Sri Lankans as they come out of a political crisis and are still facing a severe economic and agricultural crisis, with consecutive failed agricultural seasons ...
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PROJECTED FAMINE IN PARTS OF SOMALIA THIS YEAR AS DROUGHT CRISIS CRIPPLES THE REGION

The United States is gravely concerned by this stark forecast and by the outsized scale of humanitarian need throughout the country, primarily as a result of a historically unprecedented drought marked by four back-to-back failed rainy seasons. More than 7 million people are facing grave hunger, and many of them are facing outright starvation – ...
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Facing Famine

IMAGINE if every single person in Florida, the 3rd largest state in the United States, teetered on the brink of famine. That’s what’s happening in four countries — South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen — where more than 20 million people are at risk of starvation. Conflict is driving the crises in these four countries. This violence, in addition to drought in Somalia, ...
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