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The U.S. is pouring millions into Somalia despite concerns over dependency on aid

The U.S. is pouring millions into Somalia despite concerns over dependency on aid
Monday 17
23:50 2019

Women who fled the drought line up to receive food distributed by local volunteers at a camp for displaced people in the Daynile neighborhood on the outskirts of the Somali capital Mogadishu. (Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP) The U.S. government’s top official in charge of foreign aid traveled to Somalia’s capital on Monday to announce a large humanitarian assistance package, calling it a “necessary evil” for the drought- and conflict-plagued country where the American military has engaged in counterterrorism ­offensives for almost 30 years. Administrator Mark Green also reopened a bureau for the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, that has ...

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Summary: The United States has been the East African country’s largest donor for decades, propping up a succession of weak governments that have struggled to deal with persistent drought and the brutal tactics of Islamist militants.

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