Today, the United States, through USAID, announced more than $247 million in additional funding for urgent humanitarian assistance to help people across Africa coping with the impacts of protracted humanitarian crises and natural disasters. With this funding, USAID has provided more than $4.7 billion in humanitarian assistance in Africa this fiscal year to respond to the urgent needs of vulnerable people affected by conflict and crisis on the continent.
This new funding will support USAID humanitarian partners providing lifesaving food assistance, emergency health care, safe drinking water and sanitation, and protection for vulnerable people, including children, survivors of gender-based violence, and people with disabilities, across Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, and Zimbabwe, as well as the Central Sahel.
The United States is the largest provider of humanitarian assistance worldwide. We continue to stand with conflict- and disaster-affected populations and stand ready to provide humanitarian assistance to save lives and alleviate suffering.