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The United States Contributes Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Crisis in South Sudan

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 10, 2014

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U.S. Pledges Additional Humanitarian Assistance to South Sudan

Washington, DC
May 20, 2014

The United States today announced nearly $300 million in humanitarian assistance to help the people of South Sudan who have been placed at risk by the conflict that began last December. The additional funding was announced at the Humanitarian Pledging Conference for South Sudan in Oslo, Norway where we joined more than 40 other countries in pledging support to help those displaced inside the country, as well as those who have fled to neighboring countries.

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Guinea + 2 others
New Software Tool Helps Track Exposures in Ebola Outbreak

Washington ― African nations fighting outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever are getting help from U.S. disease detectives and a new software tool to quickly find people exposed to the deadly virus.

The new tool developed at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an Epi Info viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) application. It speeds up one of the most difficult parts of disease detection: finding everyone that was exposed to, and possibly infected by, someone with a contagious disease.

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Uganda + 3 others
U.S. Support to Regional Efforts to Counter the Lord's Resistance Army

In May 2010, President Obama signed into law the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to support regional partners’ efforts to end the atrocities of the LRA in central Africa. For nearly three decades, the LRA has murdered, raped, and kidnapped tens of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.

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Additional humanitarian assistance for the people of South Sudan

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 25, 2014

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Crisis in the Central African Republic

Testimony
Robert P. Jackson
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs
House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on African Affairs, Global Health, Human Rights and International Organizations
Washington, DC
November 19, 2013

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World + 7 others
CSO: One-Year Progress Report

Summary

Founded on January 13, 2012, the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) helps the Secretary improve the effectiveness and coherence of the U.S. government’s response tooverseas crises.With the hard work of our staff, the efforts of State’s regional and functional bureaus, and the cooperation of our interagency partners such as USAID and the Department of Justice, CSO made notable progress over the past year.

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The Devastating Crisis in Eastern Congo: Testimony, Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, US Department of State

Testimony

Johnnie Carson

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs

As Prepared

Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights

Washington, DC

December 11, 2012

Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, and members of the Committee. Thank you for the invitation to testify before the Subcommittee on the crisis unfolding in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, or D.R.C.

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Uganda + 1 other
U.S. Mission Uganda Awards New HIV Support Funding Totaling $10.75 Million

U.S. Mission Uganda announces three new grants awarded to Ugandan HIV/AIDS service organizations. The five-year grants, awarded under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), represent $10.75 million in funding from the American People to local faith-based organizations providing comprehensive HIV/AIDS support, treatment, and prevention services.

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World + 21 others
The United States Commitment to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves - Year Two Progress Report

In honor of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ second anniversary, the United States is pleased to announce that total investment in support of the Alliance and clean cookstoves has reached up to $114 million. This investment represents a nearly $10 million increase over the past year and will help the Alliance achieve its goal of enabling 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.

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South Africa + 2 others
Remarks at a Visit to Delft South Clinic and PEPFAR Transition Signing

Remarks
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Delft South Clinic
Cape Town, South Africa

August 8, 2012

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, it is such a great pleasure and honor to be with all of you here today to mark a new chapter in our country’s shared fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Uganda + 1 other
Secretary Clinton Highlights U.S. Support for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Uganda

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 3, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, joined by Uganda’s Minister of Health Dr. Christine Ondoa, on August 3, 2012, in Kampala, Uganda, highlighted the additional $25 million the U.S. government recently committed to help Uganda eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

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Uganda + 1 other
U.S. Government Donates $3.4 Million to Support Relief Operations in Uganda

U.S. Mission Uganda and World Food Programme Joint Press Release

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U.S. Support to Regional Efforts to Counter the Lord's Resistance Army

In May 2010, President Obama signed into law the Lord’s Resistance (LRA) Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to support regional partners’ efforts to end the atrocities of the LRA in central Africa. For more than two decades, the LRA has murdered, raped and kidnapped tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children. In 2011, the LRA reportedly committed over 250 attacks.

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Uganda + 3 others
Les É.-U. soutiennent l'Afrique centrale dans sa lutte contre la LRA

Par MacKenzie C. Babb | Rédactrice | 28 février 2012

Washington - Les États-Unis vont continuer d'apporter leur soutien au gouvernement et au peuple de l'Ouganda, de la République centrafricaine, de la république démocratique du Congo et du Soudan du Sud, qui s'opposent à l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA), un groupe d'insurgés d'une brutalité notoire qui terrorisent l'Afrique centrale depuis plus de 25 ans.

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Uganda + 3 others
U.S. Continues Support for Central Africa as it Counters LRA Threat

By MacKenzie C. Babb

U.S. Department of State

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb 29, 2012 — The United States will continue to support the governments and people of Uganda, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan as they work to counter the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a vicious insurgent group that has terrorized central Africa for more than 25 years.

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Uganda + 3 others
U.S. Support to Regional Efforts To Counter the Lord's Resistance Army

Fact Sheet

Updated

Washington, DC

February 7, 2012

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Apps4Africa: Winners In East Africa Contest

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

January 19, 2012

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World + 8 others
Secretary Clinton's Remarks on Women, Peace, and Security

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

December 19, 2011

The Changing Nature of War and its Impact on Women

There are dozens of active conflicts today, many of them brutal civil wars. These wars often involve non-state actors and have become increasingly deadly for civilians, especially women, who face abduction, rape and dislocation on a massive scale.

Non-combatants represented 10 percent of the casualties in World War I and 50 percent in World War II, but as high as 90 percent of contemporary conflicts in Africa.