The United States recently announced an additional $120 million in humanitarian assistance, which will be dispersed through the UNHCR, non-governmental organizations, and charities such as the Catholic Church.
At the request and under the leadership of Prime Minister Minnis of The Bahamas, the United States mobilized immediately.
Religious freedom and development are “inextricably linked,” said Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development Bonnie Glick.
"Fighting so that each person is free to believe, free to assemble and to teach the tenets of his or her own faith is not optional -- indeed it is a moral imperative.”
“Prosper Africa is a new approach. A new framework. A framework that seeks to liberate and mobilize private enterprise."
The United States stands with refugees and the international community to support refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced persons worldwide.
After almost three decades, the United States reopened a permanent Mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, in Somalia.
After more than eight years of brutal conflict in Syria, the humanitarian needs of the Syrian people are dire and ongoing.
To help meet this crisis, the Vice President announced nearly $10 million dollars in additional humanitarian U.S. assistance for Venezuelans who have fled their country.
U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria Stuart Symington announced nearly 112 million dollars in additional humanitarian assistance to those needing help in the Lake Chad Basin, including nearly $102 million for people in Nigeria.
The United States will provide more than $44 million in additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and people affected by violence and conflict in Burma.
The United States is providing nearly $67 million dollars in additional humanitarian assistance to provide food, shelter, heath care and other urgent aid for vulnerable Congolese and refugees.