The United States (US) has approved $200 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the Horn of Africa region, which includes relief from drought as well as addressing refugees’ needs, and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
This funding comes through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State. It will help save lives in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, where an estimated more than 20 million people need emergency food assistance this year due to two years of inadequate rainfall in a region which is dependent on agriculture and livestock.
This additional assistance, which will support United Nations and non-governmental organization partners, will help meet immediate humanitarian needs by providing lifesaving emergency food and nutrition assistance, health care and medical supplies, access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene support, and livelihood support to diversify household income sources and help keep livestock healthy.
With this funding, the United States has provided more than $361 million in humanitarian assistance to the region since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2022, becoming the largest single-country donor of humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa.