US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced late on Monday additional assistance of USD 58 million for the Horn of Africa.
"The United States continues to be concerned by the crisis in the Horn of Africa. Although the famine in Somalia ended earlier this year, more than two million people in that country still urgently need humanitarian aid", said Clinton in a statement.
"The overall humanitarian situation in the region remains fragile, more than 9 million people in the Horn need assistance", she added.
Clinton noted that the additional assistance of USD 58 million for the people in the Horn of Africa "who are still living with the effects of the conflict, economic challenges and environmental shocks, such as flooding and drought".
"The United States is also fighting chronic food insecurity by helping vulnerable communities diversify and adapt their livelihoods, improve smallholder agricultural and other efforts so they can become more resilient", she added. Clinton said that the U.S. is "proud to be the largest humanitarian donor to the region. Since 2011 we have provided over USD 1.3 billion in emergency assistance for affected populations in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti".
"We will keep working with our partners and targeting those most in need until every man, woman and child had the chance to live healthy lives and realize their potential", she concluded.