U.S. Delegation on Food Security Travels to Horn of Africa
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has asked USAID Administrator Raj Shah to visit Ethiopia and Kenya to discuss key agricultural and food security issues and demonstrate the United States’ continuing stalwart commitment to provide urgent life-saving aid to the populations affected by the current famine in the Horn of Africa.
On September 23, 2011 at the United Nations, Secretary Clinton announced an additional contribution of approximately $42 million in humanitarian assistance for the Horn of Africa, which includes $30 million for efforts in Somalia. The United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to the region, now providing approximately $650 million in life-saving assistance to help nearly 4.6 million people in need.
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