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07 Jun 2018 description

The United States announces more than $112 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help people in Nigeria and surrounding countries in the Lake Chad region affected by the ongoing crisis.

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.

22 Feb 2017 description

WOMEN'S PROTECTION AND LIVELIHOODS PROGRAM

There are currently over 107,000 displaced people, over half (54%) of whom are women, from CAR in Southern Chad as a result of the ongoing conflict in CAR which began in December 2012 and continues today. During humanitarian crises, women and girls’ exposure to gender-based violence (GBV) is significantly heightened, often more so during displacement.

23 Sep 2016 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

September 23, 2016

The United States announced today more than $41 million in additional humanitarian assistance to people affected by the ongoing conflict and severe food insecurity in Nigeria and throughout the Lake Chad Basin region, where more than 6 million people need emergency food assistance, and 2.6 million people are displaced.

04 Aug 2016 description

Posted by Anne C. Richard

On July 11, I traveled to Cameroon and Chad. I wanted to call attention to those affected by Boko Haram violence and to do so alongside two strong allies: the European Union and the humanitarian agencies of the United Nations. When tackling the stark challenges faced by displaced people in the Sahel and other crisis zones, working together, pooling our resources and sharing expertise can have a much bigger impact.

17 Jul 2016 description

(N’Djamena, 16 July 2016): At the end of a visit to the Lake Chad Basin countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration of the US Department of State, Ms. Anne Richard, and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Mr. Christos Stylianides, as well as UN Assistant Secretary-General Toby Lanzer, called on the international donor community to increase their financial support for populations affected by violence.

17 Jul 2016 description

(N’Djamena, 16 juillet 2016) : A la fin d’une visite dans les pays du bassin du lac Tchad (Cameroun, Tchad et Niger), la Sous-Secrétaire d’Etat pour la population, les réfugiés et la migration du Département d’Etat américain, Mme. Anne C. Richard, et le Commissaire européen chargé de l’aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises, M. Christos Stylianides, ainsi que le Sous-Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies Toby Lanzer, appellent la communité internationale des bailleurs de fonds à accroître leur soutien financier aux populations affectées par la violence.

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.

20 Apr 2016 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 19, 2016

03 Nov 2015 description

2015 To Walk the Earth in Safety: A Message From Assistant Secretary Puneet Talwar

BUREAU OF POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS

15 Oct 2015 description
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Executive Summary

On October 14, 2015, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2014 International Religious Freedom Report to the United States Congress. Now in its 17th year, this congressionally-mandated Report comprises almost 200 distinct reports on countries and territories worldwide and continues to reflect the United States’ commitment to, and advancement of, the right of every person to freedom of religion or belief. The Report is available at www.State.gov and www.HumanRights.gov.

Key Developments

24 Jun 2014 description

Press Statement
Marie Harf
Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

Today the United States announced nearly $51 million in additional humanitarian aid to support those affected by the ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR). This new assistance brings the total U.S. humanitarian funding for the crisis to nearly $118 million in Fiscal Year 2014, helping people suffering inside CAR as well as refugees in the neighboring countries.

24 Dec 2013 description

With the security situation deteriorating and the direct threat against the Chadian Migrants increasing, the Chadian Government has decided to evacuate its citizens who wish to leave the Central African Republic (CAR).

27 Sep 2013 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 27, 2013

The United States announced today it has provided an additional $11.5 million in humanitarian assistance to support protection and assistance activities for the nearly 70,000 new Central African refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chad, Cameroon, and the Republic of the Congo and for some 30,000 new Darfur Sudanese refugees in Chad. This new funding is in addition to nearly $168 million in assistance the United States has provided to refugee operations in these countries.

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]

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.

07 Aug 2012 description

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

August 7, 2012

12 Apr 2012 description

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

April 12, 2012

30 Mar 2012 description

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC

18 Mar 2012 description

Funding Opportunity Announcement

Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

March 16, 2012

Funding Opportunity Number: PRM-AFR-12-CA-AF-031612-CHAD

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number: 19.517 - Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Africa

Announcement issuance date: March 16, 2012

Proposal submission deadline: Monday, April 16, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EDT. Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.