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The United States Announces Nearly $199 Million in additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Somalia

July 27, 2021

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Department of State, is providing nearly $199 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Somalia. The Somali people have faced decades of chronic food insecurity, violence, and cycles of drought and flooding, which have all been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic and recurring desert locust infestations. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution to Somalia to $408 million for Fiscal Year 2021 to date.

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Administrator Samantha Power at the Swearing-in Ceremony for Incoming USAID Mission Director for Kosovo Zeinah Salahi

July 27, 2021

Turning people’s resolve into results. Engendering hope where the hardship is great and the path to lasting change is long. That is what USAID Missions around the world are tasked with. That is what Zeinah has already shown her commitment and capacity to do.

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Last updated: July 27, 2021

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