Mogadishu January 29, 2023 (SD) – U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced today that the United States will provide over $41 million in additional funds to save lives and meet humanitarian needs in Somalia.
Thomas-Greenfield made this announcement during a visit to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, where she met with President Hassan Sheik.
The President shared with Ambassador Linda the successes of the Somali military in capturing areas from Al-Shabaab and freeing up territories.
He praised the US for its significant role in fighting against Al-Shabaab and highlighted the threat that terrorism poses to the region.
Since the beginning of the 2022 fiscal year, the U.S. has provided Somalia with $1.3 billion in aid. American funding made up over 80 percent of rapid response activities by the World Food Programme in Africa last year.
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