The United States announces $155 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq

ListenUS Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, announced nearly $155 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Iraq , as well as Iraqi refugees in the region and the communities hosting them.

With this additional funding from the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. humanitarian support for Iraq reaches more than $200 million so far in fiscal year 2021,” Blinken said in a statement.
Blinken added that the aid would provide “critical shelter, basic health care, emergency food assistance and protection services, such as the response to gender-based violence, and water, sanitation and hygiene services throughout Iraq.” In addition to supporting Iraqis displaced by ISIS.
Blinken noted that Washington has provided more than $3 billion in humanitarian aid to Iraq and to Iraqis in the region since 2014.
Blinken’s announcement comes after a press conference he held with his Iraqi counterpart Fouad Hussein in Washington on Friday, during which they confirmed the strength of the partnership between the two countries.
Hussein said during the conference that the strategic dialogue consultations between America and Iraq include strengthening cooperation in the “military and economic fields, clean energy and health, especially to confront Corona.”

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