USAID announces $185 million in Humanitarian assistance for Somalia

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced on Monday in Mogadishu that the United States is providing nearly $185 million in additional humanitarian assistance to address life-threatening food-insecurity and acute malnutrition in the Federal Republic of Somalia, and to deliver safe water and emergency health care to Somalis affected by ongoing conflict and prolonged drought.

Somalia is currently facing emergency levels of hunger: an estimated 1.7 million people require immediate food assistance.

The United States remains concerned about the ongoing humanitarian and protection crisis in Somalia. We are the largest donor of humanitarian assistance for Somalia, having provided nearly $672 million since the start of Fiscal Year 2018.

The United States encourages all donors to increase their contributions to mitigate the effects of this humanitarian crisis and to ensure resources are available both to improve day-to-day living conditions for Somalis now and build resilience in Somalia to withstand future shocks. Needs remain high, and large-scale assistance is required urgently to prevent conditions from worsening.

On June 17, 2019, the United States is reopening a permanent Mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Federal Republic of Somalia, more than 28 years after its closing on January 5, 1991.

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