While in Chad, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield announces additional fund
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield visited Chad from September 6 to 7, 2023. In addition to traveling to eastern Chad, where she assessed the humanitarian response to the conflict in Sudan, she met with Transitional President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, civil society leaders, and the embassy staff.
During her visit, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, announced that the United States will be providing an additional $163 million in humanitarian assistance to support the people of Sudan and its refugees in neighboring countries, as well as the local host communities who are bearing the brunt of the refugee influx.
This generous assistance package comprises approximately $103 million from the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), as well as nearly $60 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance. These funds will be instrumental in addressing the pressing needs of the affected populations.
In Fiscal Year 2023 alone, the United States has committed a total of nearly $710 million in humanitarian aid for the Sudan emergency response. This funding will not only benefit Sudan but also extend support to Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic. The aim is to provide relief and assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons, and those adversely affected by the ongoing conflicts in the region. This substantial commitment by the United States underscores our unwavering dedication to alleviating the suffering of those caught in the midst of these crises. By extending a helping hand to those in need, we aim to foster stability, promote resilience, and contribute to the overall well-being of the region.
The United States remains committed to supporting the people of Sudan and neighboring countries as they navigate these difficult times. We will continue to prioritize the well-being and dignity of those affected by conflict and displacement and call on others of goodwill to do the same.