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The United States announces $500,000 for people affected by flooding in Republic of the Congo
January 31, 2024

The United States Embassy in Brazzaville, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced today it would provide $500,000, or about 300,000,000 CFA, in humanitarian assistance to support populations affected by recent widespread flooding in the Republic of the Congo (RoC). Since late 2023, heavy rainfall and resulting flooding have affected more than 350,000 people, devastating communities in at least nine of RoC’s twelve departments according to recent assessments led by the government of the RoC.  The United States stands with the Congolese people as they recover from these devastating floods, and is ready to provide life-saving assistance to help support recovery efforts.

The American people are the single largest donor of humanitarian assistance to the RoC.  Since October 2019, USAID has provided nearly $17 million for food and nutrition assistance and emergency flood responses.

For the latest updates on USAID’s humanitarian assistance in the RoC, visit: https://www.usaid.gov/humanitarian-assistance/republic-of-the-congo