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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UNITED STATES ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $639 MILLION ASSISTANCE TO PEOPLE AFFECTED BY FOOD INSECURITY AND VIOLENCE

Today, the United States announced nearly $639 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to over $1.8 billion for these four crises since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017.
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