US gives $105m more for famine relief

2011-08-09 10:00

Washington - The United States is giving an additional $105m in humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa, where famine is spreading in Somalia, White House spokesperson Jay Carney said on Monday.

The money, from US President Barack Obama's Emergency Relief and Migration Assistance Fund, will provide "urgently needed food, health, shelter, water and sanitation assistance to those who desperately need help", Carney said.

The United States has provided about $565m in humanitarian aid so far this year, he said.

About 3.6 million people are at risk of starvation in Somalia and 12 million people across the Horn of Africa, including in Ethiopia and Kenya, the United Nations says.

  • GonnyVonYuri - 2011-08-09 10:18

    Once again USA saviour of the muslims - but they'll use the aid to get strong and come back and bite the hand that feeds them! Muslims conveniently forget when americans help them - but they are quick to dance in the streets when an american is killed.

      Jayxer - 2011-08-09 10:32

      Exactly but the centuries have demonstrated that they will not and cannot change their imbicile mindsets.

      charlesaduplessis - 2011-08-09 10:41

      What a waste of money....

  • Lewsi - 2011-08-09 10:20

    The evil west at it again.....tsk......

  • Mano - 2011-08-09 10:25

    Bloody Evil Imperialists! Why dont they let Africans sort Africa's problems themselves????

      Jayxer - 2011-08-09 10:31

      Don't you mean, why don't they let africans die in poverty?

  • Loodpil - 2011-08-09 10:43

    Shouldn't they (the US) rather start paying off their own debt ?

      Captainmorgan - 2011-08-09 10:54

      I was thinking the same thing

      Rod - 2011-08-09 11:16

      My thoughts exactly.Very noble from a bankrupt nation.But them look who is running the show.

  • Jim Yancey - 2011-08-11 06:43

    I wish things like this would get more attention. While we are struggling to pay off our own debt, we stiil donate more than any other country. But yet we will be blamed for destroying the world's financial markets (Not China, Not Europe), or for starting wars - while the majority of the world stands back and watches the Saddam Husseins and Usama Bin Ladens do their ethnic cleansing....We also donate more money to AIDS reasearch, malaria etc. than any country....

  • Andy - 2011-08-11 07:48

    Charity starts at home ,no wonder the American economy is in a crisis !!!

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