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U.S. State Department Establishes Humanitarian Assistance Steering Council To Optimize U.S. Aid

U.S. Department of State: Launch of the Humanitarian Assistance Steering Council
In this press statement, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notes, “In order to further optimize the State Department and USAID’s humanitarian assistance, I have established a new senior-level mechanism for coordinating and overseeing U.S. humanitarian assistance — the Humanitarian Assistance Steering Council. The purpose of the Council is to coordinate U.S. government efforts in order to achieve seamless, efficient, and effective delivery of humanitarian assistance overseas in support of U.S. foreign policy objectives, including promoting burden-sharing and U.N. humanitarian reform…” (11/13).