Nairobi, March 16 -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is in Addis Ababa, Wednesday announced over $331 million in new humanitarian aid to Ethiopia.

"Today I am announcing more than $331 million in new humanitarian assistance for Ethiopia in FY 2023 through the Department of State and the US Agency for International Development (USAID)," he said.

Blinken said the funding would provide life-saving support for people displaced and affected by conflict, drought and food insecurity in Ethiopia.

The assistance includes $12 million through the State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration and more than $319 million through USAID.

This brings the total US humanitarian assistance for the response to the region to more ...