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Last updated: August 03, 2021

August 3, 2021

Today in Khartoum, Administrator Samantha Power announced $4.3 million in additional election-related assistance for Sudan as the country continues its transition toward civilian-led democratic rule following the 2019 citizen revolution that overthrew the nearly 30-year dictatorship of former President Omar al-Bashir.

August 3, 2021

Today in Khartoum, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power announced more than $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Sudan. This funding will help the Sudanese people cope with conflict, food insecurity, economic crisis, and cycles of drought and flooding, the effects of which have been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 2, 2021

Today, the United States announced that it intends to provide an additional $30 million in life-saving COVID-19 assistance for Indonesia to purchase additional oxygen, enhance vaccine rollout, and provide medical supplies to treat COVID-19 patients and save lives.

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.

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