In Africa, Kerry Warns South Sudan ‘At Grave Risk,’ Pledges Additional $45M To Help U.N. Support Refugees In Kenya
New York Times: South Sudan: World’s Youngest Nation Is ‘at Grave Risk,’ Kerry Warns
“Secretary of State John Kerry warned Monday that the violent civil conflict, mass displacement, and deepening food crisis straining South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, were threatening its future. … Mr. Kerry said South Sudan’s promising potential after achieving independence from Sudan in 2011 ‘is now at grave risk of being squandered because of civil violence, because of more than two million people who have been displaced from their homes’…” (Gladstone, 5/4).
Wall Street Journal: Kerry Pledges More Aid to Somali Refugees in Kenya
“U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for Kenyans to be patient with their government’s troop presence in Somalia and pledged additional funding for Somali refugees after a series of attacks inside Kenya’s borders…” (Vogt, 5/4).
Washington Post: On Kerry’s visit to Kenya, U.S. pledges extra $45 million to help with refugees
“The United States will provide an extra $45 million for the United Nations to help an overwhelmed Kenya cope with 600,000 refugees fleeing civil unrest, terrorism, and violence in Somalia and South Sudan, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Monday…” (Morello, 5/4).