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Joint Statement Following the Ministerial Meeting of the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 19, 2023 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states. Begin text: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council member states, and the GCC Secretary ... Read More»

On Civilian Casualties in Sudan

PRESS STATEMENT MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 13, 2023 The United States is alarmed by the recent increase of indiscriminate air and artillery strikes in Sudan, including in Khartoum, South Darfur, and South Kordofan states, which have resulted in high numbers of civilian casualties. We are particularly concerned with the reported Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) ... Read More»

Flooding in Libya

PRESS STATEMENT MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 11, 2023 The United States expresses its sympathies and condolences to those affected by the devastating flooding in Libya. The United States is coordinating with UN partners and Libyan authorities on how we can assist the ongoing relief efforts. Read More»

Statement from President Joe Biden on the Earthquake in Morocco

THE WHITE HOUSE SEPTEMBER 09, 2023 I am deeply saddened by the loss of life and devastation caused by the earthquake in Morocco. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by this terrible hardship. My administration is in contact with Moroccan officials. We are working expeditiously to ensure American citizens in Morocco are ... Read More»

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield Announces Nearly $163 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Sudan Emergency Response

09/06/2023 09:02 AM EDT Office of the Spokesperson Today, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced nearly $163 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Sudan and neighboring countries during her visit to Chad.  This assistance includes nearly $103 million provided through the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and ... Read More»