Appeals & Response Plans
- Mauritania: Drought - May 2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Mauritania: Floods - Sep 2013
- Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2008
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2007
Maps & Infographics
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.
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.
Office of the Spokesperson
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.
Testimony, Donald Y. Yamamoto
Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs
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]
Media Note, Office of the Spokesperson
May 16, 2013
John Kerry, Secretary of State
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.
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs
Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs
December 5, 2012
4 . Humanitarian crisis
Office of the Spokesperson
August 7, 2012
Office of the Spokesperson
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?
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
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.
President says new 2009 funds needed to deal with global food crisis
By Kathryn McConnell
Office of the Spokesman
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 …
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.
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.
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.