US Announces $127m Donation For Humanitarian Aid In Africa
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks to reporters during a news conference, Monday, March 1, 2021, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

US Announces $127m Donation For Humanitarian Aid In Africa

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United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield has announced that more than $127 million will be offered as humanitarian assistance to Africa through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

The Ambassador made the announcement on August 5 in Ghana while during her remarks on the vision for Peace and Progress on Food Security in Africa.

According to a statement by Ned Price, Spokesperson for the US Department of State, “the assistance will provide lifesaving support to refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, stateless persons, and persecuted people across Africa, including those affected by crises in Burkina Faso, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Niger, and other new and protracted displacement situations.

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“In addition to emergency needs, it will also support durable solutions for former refugees who wish to return to their home countries. This assistance will enable our humanitarian partners to help many of the over seven million refugees and asylum seekers currently hosted across Africa as well as the over 25 million internally displaced persons.:

He added that the funds would provide lifesaving and life-sustaining support to forcibly displaced populations, including those affected by the growing food crisis and global shortages and their hosting communities across Africa.

“We urge other donors to provide additional support to address the growing humanitarian needs on the continent,” Price added.

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