March 6, 2018 / 4:51 PM / 4 months ago

US to provide more than $533 mln in aid amid African conflicts, droughts

WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - The United States will give more than $533 million in humanitarian aid for victims of conflicts and drought in Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and the countries bordering Lake Chad in Central Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.

Tillerson made the announcement at a speech in Virginia before departing later on Tuesday for a week-long trip to several African countries. (Reporting by Makini Brice Editing by Susan Heavey)

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