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04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

17 Apr 2016 description

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall announced in Mali nearly $29 million in new humanitarian assistance to benefit Malians uprooted by the conflict that broke out there in 2012. Peace agreements are in place; however, 145,000 Malian refugees remain in Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Niger as well as more than 52,000 internally displaced Malians.

09 Jan 2015 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 8, 2015

The U.S. Government has contributed $1 million to the International Atomic Energy Agency for a new project that will improve and streamline efforts to diagnose the Ebola virus in Africa. Of the total U.S. contribution, $650,000 is provided through the IAEA’s Peaceful Uses Initiative and $350,000 through other extra-budgetary contributions to the IAEA.

22 May 2013 description

Testimony, Donald Y. Yamamoto
Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs
Opening Statement
Washington, DC
May 21, 2013

[Before the House Subcommittees on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights; International Organizations; Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; Middle East and North Africa]

16 May 2013 description

Media Note, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 16, 2013

25 Mar 2013 description

Press Statement

John Kerry, Secretary of State
Washington, DC
March 25, 2013

I am pleased to announce that the United States is providing an additional $51 million in humanitarian assistance to the people of the Sahel region.

The Sahel is one of the poorest regions of the world, and is experiencing a complex crisis of drought, flooding, failed harvests, and disrupted livelihoods, all of which are exacerbated by the conflict in Mali.

06 Dec 2012 description

Johnnie Carson
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs
As Prepared
Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs
Washington, DC
December 5, 2012


4 . Humanitarian crisis

07 Aug 2012 description

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

August 7, 2012

02 May 2012 description

Taken Question

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

Question Taken at the May 1, 2012 Daily Press Briefing

May 2, 2012

Question: Are we considering any humanitarian assistance for Mali in light of the conflict in the north that has left thousands displaced?

30 Mar 2012 description

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC

21 Mar 2012 description

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace agreed to provide an initial 5 million dollars in response to this year’s drought in Mauritania. USAID funded the NGO World Vision $2 million to assist the Kankossa area in the Assaba region.

The U.S. Embassy’s Charge d’Affaires, Robert Lane, attended the launching ceremony of World Vision’s Kankossa Emergency Assistance Program (KEAP) on March 19. Additionally, the World Food Program received an initial $3 million to contribute to their emergency response in Mauritania.

02 May 2008 description

President says new 2009 funds needed to deal with global food crisis

By Kathryn McConnell

04 Aug 2005 description

State Department acting spokesman discusses situation at August 4 briefing

The United States is working to restore constitutional government in Mauritania following a coup August 3 in the oil-rich northwest African country, a State Department spokesman said August 4.

"At this point, we're working with the African Union and with the U.N.," State Department acting spokesman Tom Casey said at the department's daily press briefing in Washington. "We certainly are seeking a restoration to a constitutional government in Mauritania and we'll continue to put our …

04 Aug 2005 description

Overall USAID programs top $127 million in Sahel region

By Aviva Altmann, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington - America's latest response to the emergency food crisis in Niger is part of an existing effort that focuses on regional solutions to development issues in the Sahel region of Africa.

The recent announcement of $7.5 million more in food aid to Niger by the U.S.

24 May 2005 description

Warming of Indian and Atlantic oceans changes African monsoons

A new analysis of Africa's past and future climate shows that the Sahel region -- which experienced catastrophic drought in the 1990s, before the rains returned -- could experience wetter monsoons for decades to come. Drought across southern Africa is projected to intensify.

According to a press release from the U.S.

24 Jun 2003 description

Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

A decade ago single-party states and military dictatorships were the norm in sub-Saharan Africa. The 2003 Freedom House report, using its stringent criteria, lists 18 African countries as free. Many more countries have made significant strides toward free and fair elections, effective governance and respect for internationally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms. Some long-term civil wars have concluded or may be near resolution.