USAID Administrator Samantha Power Traveled to Sudan and Ethiopia

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USAID Administrator Samantha Power Travels to Sudan

Administrator Samantha Power traveled to Sudan and Ethiopia July 31–August 4 to strengthen the U.S. Government’s partnership with Sudan’s transitional leaders and citizens, explore how to expand USAID’s support for Sudan’s transition to a civilian-led democracy, and continue to press the Government of Ethiopia to allow full and unhindered humanitarian access to prevent famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

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Last updated: August 10, 2021

August 3, 2021

On the third day of her trip to Sudan, Administrator Samantha Power traveled to Um Rakuba refugee camp in Gedaref State to meet with refugees from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, representatives of Sudanese communities hosting the refugees, and U.S. government humanitarian partners responding to the crisis. USAID is providing food assistance to nearly all of the more than 46,000 refugees who have fled to Sudan since the start of the conflict.

August 1, 2021

On the second day of her visit to Sudan, Administrator Samantha Power visited the United States Embassy and thanked staff for their tireless work in supporting the country’s fragile yet hopeful democratic transition and strengthening the relationship between the United States and Sudan. The Administrator also visited a memorial for USAID colleagues, John Granville and Abdelrahman Abbas Rahama, who lost their lives when gunmen ambushed their government vehicle in Khartoum in 2008.

July 31, 2021

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎

Today, Administrator Samantha Power began a multi-day trip to Sudan to strengthen the U.S. Government’s partnership with Sudan’s transitional leaders and the Sudanese people in building a new government and forging democratic institutions following the 2019 revolution that overthrew the regime led by former President Omar Al Bashir—a government responsible for nearly three decades of atrocities against the Sudanese people and systematic corruption.

July 30, 2021

In response to growing needs in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United States is providing more than $149 million in additional humanitarian assistance, including more than $105 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The United States is the largest single donor of humanitarian aid to the Tigray response efforts, providing nearly $637 million since the conflict began.

July 29, 2021

Administrator Samantha Power will travel to Sudan and Ethiopia July 31–August 4 to strengthen the U.S. Government’s partnership with Sudan’s transitional leaders and citizens, explore how to expand USAID’s support for Sudan’s transition to a civilian-led democracy, and continue to press the Government of Ethiopia to allow full and unhindered humanitarian access to prevent famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

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