The U.S. has declared about 533 million dollars in humanitarian assistance for Nigeria, Ethiopia, Somalia, and South Sudan, as well as countries in the Lake-Chad region.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said millions of people were facing life-threatening food insecurity and malnutrition as a result of ongoing conflict or prolonged drought in the countries.
Of the said funds, more than 128 million dollars is for affected populations from Nigeria and countries in the Lake Chad region. About 184 million dollars is for affected populations from South Sudan and more than 110 million naira for affected populations from Ethiopia.
The humanitarian assistance includes more than 110 million dollars for affected populations from Somalia.
According to him, these additional funds will provide emergency food, nutrition assistance, and other aid.
This includes safe drinking water, thousands of tons of food, and deliver health programs to prevent the spread of deadly diseases like cholera to millions of people.