Saturday, May 27, 2023

Horn of Africa Pledging Conference Disappoints

 The Associated Press published on 24 May 2023 an article titled "UN Conference Raises Less than $1 Billion for Climate-wracked Horn of Africa in Major Disappointment" by Edith M. Lederer.

Non-governmental organizations hoped to raise more than $5 billion to help over 30 million people in the Horn of Africa facing a climate crisis and mass displacement.  In a major disappointment, it raised less than $800 million in new funding, of which the United States pledged $524 million.