United States allocates $ 152 million in aid for the Sahel ~ #REUTERS:

The United States has announced new aid of nearly $ 152 million for four countries in the Sahel, namely Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso, and Mauritania. These countries face massive population displacement and food insecurity due to conflicts in the region.

Over $ 85 million comes from the USAID Agency and nearly $ 67 million from the State Department.

It is aid for displaced people, refugees and the communities that host them.

It includes food, emergency shelter; access to primary health care, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals and clean water and livelihoods.

In addition, the U.S. government is working with its non-government partners and the United Nations to improve water supply infrastructure in IDP camps, provide hygiene kits, and ensure IDPs have access to proper latrines.

Because women and children are the most vulnerable during conflict, Washington also funds nutritional assistance for children under five.

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Source: Reuters-VOA.

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