The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced Friday that it will make $1 million available to support Senegal’s efforts to detect and prevent future cases of Ebola Virus Disease.
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DAKAR – In response to needs identified by the Government of Senegal and its partners, and in line with the United Nations Strategic Response Plan, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $4 million (1.9 billion francs CFA) to assist the most food insecure in Senegal who have suffered from the effects of a poor agricultural campaign in 2013-2014.
Senegalese Budget Minister Mouhamadou Makhtar Cissé lauded “exceptional” U.S. development assistance to Senegal at the 2013 Joint Portfolio Review with USAID held in Dakar. The meeting was co-presided by U.S. Chargé d’affaires Sandra Clark and Minister Cissé, who noted that U.S. support for Senegal has increased significantly, from over $24.5 million in 2001 to more than $111 million last year.
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