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06 Mar 2018 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 6, 2018

Today, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced nearly $533 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, as well as countries in the Lake Chad region, where millions are facing life-threatening food insecurity and malnutrition as a result of ongoing conflict or prolonged drought. While humanitarian aid is truly life-saving, this assistance will not solve these crises, most of which are largely manmade.

02 Feb 2018 description

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 2, 2018

The Department of State today announces that it is implementing restrictions on the export of defense articles and defense services into South Sudan.

04 Jan 2018 description

From responding to Hurricane Maria to announcing a unique way to fund our efforts to reduce maternal and newborn deaths, USAID was busy in 2017 ensuring its assistance to developing countries would have the greatest impact possible.

Check out USAID's list of 10 stories from last year that highlight just a few examples that demonstrate aid works.

See the photostory here

04 Jan 2018 description

As terrorism, trafficking, atrocities, and the plight of refugees dominate today’s headlines, the seven bureaus and offices of the Department’s Under Secretariat for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights (J) are advancing American values and interests by protecting the security and rights of impacted citizens around the world. Below are a few of the accomplishments within the J Under Secretariat during 2017.

Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)

13 Dec 2017 description

The Troika calls on all parties to participate in the upcoming South Sudan peace talks.

13 Dec 2017 description

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has released the 16th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, a report underscoring the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program.

30 Nov 2017 description

The following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

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The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) recently traveled to Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, and Kenya in support of the efforts of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to urgently convene a High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) for the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan.

18 Nov 2016 description

To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016: U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 17, 2016

31 Aug 2016 description

Press Statement
John Kirby
Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
August 31, 2016

27 Apr 2016 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 27, 2016

The United States today announced more than $86 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help conflict-affected people in South Sudan, as well as South Sudanese refugees in the region.

30 Oct 2015 description

The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Canada, Norway, Switzerland and of the United States of America issue the following statement in South Sudan:

24 Sep 2015 description

As the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves approaches its fifth anniversary, the United States is pleased to announce that it has not only met, but vastly exceeded that five year commitment. The U.S. investment over these five years ultimately spanned eleven federal agencies, and totaled over $114 million – well over double the original 5-year commitment.

23 Sep 2015 description

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 22, 2015

16 Jun 2015 description

The United States announced more than $133 million in additional humanitarian assistance today in response to a surge in conflict and rapidly deteriorating humanitarian conditions in South Sudan over the last two months. The announcement was made in Geneva, Switzerland, by a U.S. delegation led by U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Donald E. Booth and including Deputy Assistant Secretary for the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Catherine Wiesner and USAID Office of U.S.

06 May 2015 description

Press Statement

Marie Harf Acting Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

May 5, 2015

Secretary Kerry announced yesterday that the United States plans to provide $5 million to promote justice and accountability in South Sudan, pending Congressional approval. Many South Sudanese have long urged that those responsible for the crimes that have been committed in South Sudan during the current, tragic conflict must be held accountable in order to break the cycle of violence and revenge and build a stable, lasting peace.

04 May 2015 description

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, D.C.

May 4, 2015

Today, Secretary Kerry announced over $45 million in additional funding to help the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) protect and assist some 600,000 refugees residing in Kenya. The United States applauds the tremendous hospitality of Kenya in providing a safe haven for so many refugees. Details of the announcement:

30 Mar 2015 description

Posted by David Lane

Last week I accompanied World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin to South Sudan to see how the world’s largest humanitarian food agency is addressing one of its most complex and pressing challenges.

As I viewed WFP’s emergency operations, I was again reminded that as much as you try to envision the lives of those millions of displaced and hungry, their reality always defies imagination.

09 Feb 2015 description

The United States today announced nearly $273 million in new humanitarian assistance for those uprooted and imperiled by the conflict in South Sudan. The additional funding was announced in Nairobi, Kenya by Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration, at the “High-Level Event on the Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan and its Impact in the Region.” U.S.