“700 million people are chronically undernourished. About half of these people face acute food insecurity: meaning quite simply they don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” said Secretary Blinken.
"USAID launched AGRI-Ukraine to bolster Ukraine’s agricultural production and help Ukraine’s farmers continue feeding the world in the face of Russia’s unprovoked war," said USAID Administrator Power.
“Throughout the world, conflict-related sexual violence is a too-often overlooked and underreported crime,” said USAID Administrator Samantha Power.
Ukraine “has what it needs not only to defend itself against ongoing Russian aggression, but to help enable it to retake territory that Russia seized from it,” said Secretary Blinken.
The Holodomor, or death by starvation that killed millions of Ukrainians in 1932, was deliberately engineered in order to decimate and subjugate the population to the Soviet regime.
December 1st marks the 35th World AIDS Day. This year is also the 20th Anniversary of the launch of PEPFAR: The United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
The United States has expressed “deep concern” over the decision by a Moscow court to extend the pre-trial detention of American reporter Evan Gershkovich.
North Korea is undermining the authority of the Security Council and “how we respond ... ultimately determines our credibility,” said Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield.
“We need to identify instability, places where a lack of development, and a lack of fundamental freedoms, heightens the risk of conflict,” said Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield.
The world is “now witnessing the biggest surge in antisemitism that we’ve seen worldwide in many decades,” said U.S. Special Envoy Deborah Lipstadt.
“The Kremlin seeks to exacerbate divisions within the Orthodox Church and weaponize the faith of those Ukrainian citizens who belong to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church,” said Ambassador Wood.
The fourth Thursday in November is Thanksgiving in the United States, a holiday celebrating the establishment of one of the earliest permanent English colonies in North America.