Washington DC, 6 August 2022 (TDI): The United States (US) still continues providing humanitarian assistance for Africa and being a humanitarian leader across the African continent.
This year, nearly $6.6 billion in humanitarian assistance will help the US partners offer lifesaving assistance and protection to those affected by crises across the continent.
The United States continues to be a humanitarian leader across Africa. Nearly $6.6 billion in humanitarian assistance this year will help our partners provide lifesaving assistance and protection to those affected by crises across the continent. https://t.co/sSfEHDqKHD
— Ned Price (@StateDeptSpox) August 5, 2022
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield in Ghana announced more than $127 million in humanitarian assistance for Africa. That is, through the US Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
In line with this, the assistance will provide lifesaving support to refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, and stateless persons. Together with persecuted people across Africa, including those affected by crises in various countries.
Namely Burkina Faso, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Niger. As well as to other new and protracted displacement situations.
In addition to emergency needs, it will likewise support durable solutions for former refugees who wish to return to their home countries.
Therefore, this assistance will enable the US humanitarian partners to assist many of the over seven million refugees. Together with asylum seekers presently hosted across Africa. Along with the over 25 million internally displaced persons.
Most importantly, these funds will offer lifesaving and life-sustaining support to forcibly displaced populations. Specifically, the ones affected by the increasing food crisis and global shortages and their hosting communities across Africa.
Above all, the US has urged other donors to provide more support to address the increasing humanitarian needs within the continent.
US Humanitarian assistance to Africa
This year in April, the US provided more than $200 million as additional humanitarian assistance for the horn of Africa.
The additional assistance was directed toward responding to humanitarian needs in the Horn of Africa including from the devastating drought. Also, to address the needs of refugees, internally displaced persons, and conflict-affected populations within the region.
Therefore, this assistance, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of State aimed to help save lives in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia.
Thus, where more than 20 million people are projected to need emergency food assistance this year. Especially after two years of inadequate rainfall in a region dependent on agriculture and livestock to survive.