United States Provides Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Catastrophic Explosions in Equatorial Guinea

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For Immediate Release

Friday, March 12, 2021
Office of Press Relations

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $150,000 in humanitarian assistance to respond to devastating explosions in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, which have killed and injured hundreds.

This assistance from USAID will provide cash support to help meet the most immediate needs of affected households. USAID is also supporting the deployment of a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team to work with a USAID disaster expert on the ground in Bata. The teams will conduct additional assessments of the humanitarian situation and work closely with the humanitarian community to coordinate aid.

The United State Government extends its deepest condolences to all those affected by this horrific event. The U.S. stands with the people of Equatorial Guinea as they begin to recover in this difficult time.

For the latest updates on USAID’s humanitarian assistance in Equatorial Guinea, visit our website.

Last updated: June 21, 2021

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