By Deborah Birx
December 1, 2018, marks the 30th anniversary of the first World AIDS Day, and this year is the 15th anniversary of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Fifteen years ago, HIV was on the verge of wiping out an entire generation across Africa and in much of the rest of the world. Today, thanks to support from three U.S. presidents, eight U.S. congresses, and the generosity of the American people, we can tell a far different story – a story of 17 million men, women, and children alive and thriving around the globe.
Office of the Spokesperson
November 30, 2018
This week, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the United States is providing nearly $131 million in additional emergency food assistance to the people of Yemen, who are suffering from the world's largest humanitarian crisis and food-security emergency. This brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Yemen response to more than $697 million since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2018.
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