Nigeria is expected to join a number of beneficiary countries enlisted under the USAID $550 million assistance for nations ravaged by food insecurity.
This was announced last Thursday in New York by the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr. Mark Green.
“Today I am announcing more than $550 million in additional humanitarian assistance from the United States to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia – the so-called ‘our famines.’”
According to him, the funding would provide lifesaving food and health care for vulnerable groups that have been affected by these crises.
He said: “This funding brings our total contribution of humanitarian assistance to over $2.4 billion for these four crises since the beginning of this fiscal year.”
He stated that the US would remain the world’s leading humanitarian donor.
“Whether it’s responding to an earthquake, drought, or conflict, America is committed to standing shoulder to shoulder with people in their hour of need. It is who we are as Americans,” he added.