U.S to provide 35 mln USD additional support to Ethiopia

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said President Obama’s administration will provide an additional 35 million in USD support to Ethiopia to help the country combat drought and natural disasters. USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy E. Lindborg told journalists here that the administration had earlier allocated 110 million USD for the same purpose. The Administrator said that the support will be used for humanitarian services and to prevent conflict and natural disasters. She said the assistance will help Ethiopia to fight against poverty and drought, mainly in pastoral areas. Lindborg is here to discuss with member countries of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) at a meeting to begin this Saturday on issues related to the efforts to prevent drought and natural disasters.
(ENA)