U.S. Department of State
April 17, 2016
This new funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Mali regional crisis in FY 2015 and FY 2016 to more than $105 million.
Funding announced today will allow UNHCR to scale up livelihoods and resilience-based interventions, increase collaboration with partners to enhance peaceful coexistence between refugees and host communities, and harmonize programming to ensure the viability and continuity of self-reliance efforts between countries of asylum and areas of return. It will also support WFP efforts to maintain food and nutrition activities for Malian refugees in the region.
The United States is hopeful that conditions will soon improve such that all are able to voluntarily return to their homes in safety and dignity. Until then, the U.S. commends host communities in Mali and host countries in the region for remaining safe havens for the displaced.
The United States encourages other donors to join us in contributing to the Humanitarian Response Plan, which is only 12% funded to date in 2016. This is inadequate to meet even the most basic needs of displaced Malians.
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