USAID Official Calls For Urgent Humanitarian Assistance In South Sudan
USAID’s “Impact” blog discusses the U.S. call for humanitarian action in South Sudan, highlighting a PBS NewsHour interview with Nancy Lindborg, assistant administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance at USAID, and Khalid Medani of McGill University (Ramundo, 4/24). The U.S. State Department’s “DipNote” blog features the assistant administrator’s reflections on her trip to South Sudan. Lindborg writes, “The leadership on both sides of the conflict must do everything in their power to enable immediate and unconditional access for U.N. and humanitarian organizations to ensure that this urgently needed assistance reaches those in need across all areas of South Sudan. They must act now to lead their country toward peace” (4/21).