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USAID announces over $80M in additional humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, March 16, 2024 (FBC) – The USAID – US Agency for International Development today announced more than $80 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia.

USAID Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Sonali Korde, alongside the US Ambassador to Ethiopia Ervin J. Massinga, announced the funding during her visit to the country.

This funding will support humanitarian partners providing urgently needed assistance to the most vulnerable communities. Through UN and non-governmental organization partners, this USAID assistance will support agriculture and nutrition activities, as well as gender-based violence prevention and response services.

In response to significant nutrition needs, USAID will treat and prevent acute forms of malnutrition for more than 1.5 million children under five years of age and more than 600,000 pregnant and nursing mothers this year, a press release from the US Embassy indicates.

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