Elections in El SalvadorUnited States Department of State

The United States congratulates the people of El Salvador on holding successful legislative, municipal, and PARLACEN elections. We applaud the broad participation of Salvadorans in the elections despite the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These results represent the voices of the Salvadoran people. We urge all parties to work together to resolve any… Continue reading Elections in El SalvadorUnited States Department of State

Atrocities in Ethiopia's Tigray RegionUnited States Department of State

The United States is gravely concerned by reported atrocities and the overall deteriorating situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.  We strongly condemn the killings, forced removals and displacements, sexual assaults, and other extremely serious human rights violations and abuses by several parties that multiple organizations have reported in Tigray.  We are also deeply concerned… Continue reading Atrocities in Ethiopia's Tigray RegionUnited States Department of State

60th Anniversary of the Peace Corps United States Department of State

Today, we mark the 60th anniversary of the United States Peace Corps and celebrate the volunteers and staff who have served in communities around the world, representing American values and ideals.  Established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, the Peace Corps showcases America at its best and the importance of our continued global presence… Continue reading 60th Anniversary of the Peace Corps United States Department of State

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ethiopian Prime Minister AbiyUnited States Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:‎ Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to emphasize the United States’ concern about the humanitarian and human rights crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.  Noting the growing number of credible reports of atrocities and human rights violations and abuses, the… Continue reading Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ethiopian Prime Minister AbiyUnited States Department of State

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Designation of Two Ansarallah Leaders in YemenUnited States Department of State

Ansarallah, sometimes referred to as the Houthis, plays a significant role in the conflict in Yemen and exacerbates the dire humanitarian plight of the Yemeni people.  The war has destabilized the country, displaced four million Yemenis since the beginning of the conflict, and unleashed one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. We strongly condemn the… Continue reading Designation of Two Ansarallah Leaders in YemenUnited States Department of State

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the 2021 High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in YemenUnited States Department of State

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you so much, Secretary-General Guterres.  Foreign Minister Cassis, Foreign Minister Linde, Under-Secretary-General Lowcock, everyone in the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for bringing us together today. The humanitarian crisis taking place in Yemen is the largest and most urgent in the world.  Twenty million people, including millions of children,… Continue reading Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the 2021 High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in YemenUnited States Department of State

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