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US Maps Out Almost $176 Million for Humanitarian Aid for West Africa

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The United States has announced its offer of almost $176 million in additional humanitarian aid for some West African countries.

The information came through a press release from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on May 28.

According to USAID, the move aims to enhance the deteriorating security conditions within the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin regions.

Also, it would assist those communities that are cut out from others due to security conflicts in the regions.

Further, the US disclosed some of the beneficiaries of the aid.

These include Chad, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Niger, Mauritania, and Mali.

The US noted that the additional funding will tackle issues of humanitarian needs in the affected communities.

Also, it will go a long way to combat food insecurity as well as displacement.

Further, the USAID revealed that the funding will pass through UN and NGO partners in the listed countries.

A part of the statement reads: “These funds will be provided through UN and NGO partners, including the UN World Food Program, UNICEF, and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. These funds will allow our partners to reach additional people with food assistance, nutrition, safe drinking water, emergency health care, protection for the most vulnerable, along with other vital aid.

The US Champions Humanitarian Aid in West Africa

The United States has maintained a front line when to humanitarian aid for West Africa.

In 2018, the US declared up to $533 million in humanitarian aid for the Sahel and Lake Chad regions.

The move is part of the US strategy of maintaining robust and sustainable bilateral relations with Nigeria and others.

Moreover, the US has called on other top developed and stable economies to toll its example.

It noted that increased humanitarian assistance will save more lives and reduce the suffering of many people within the region.

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