Washington, DC - The United States today announced nearly $273 million in new humanitarian assistance for those uprooted and imperiled by the conflict in South Sudan. The additional funding was announced in Nairobi, Kenya by Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration, at the “High-Level Event on the Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan and its Impact in the Region.”

Washington, DC - Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL John Allen and Deputy Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk have traveled to Amman, Jordan to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah and senior Jordanian government and security officials. General Allen and Ambassador McGurk will convey deepest condolences to His Majesty and the Jordanian government and people for the horrific murder of Captain Moaz al-Kasasbeh, and discuss with officials how to intensify cooperation to degrade and defeat ISIL.

Munich, Germany - Representatives of the Quartet - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United States Secretary of State John Kerry, European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson (representing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon) - met in Munich on February 8.

Washington, DC - The United States reiterates its support for peaceful, free, transparent, and credible electoral processes in Nigeria and renews its calls on all candidates, their supporters, and Nigerian citizens to reject election-related violence. As the Secretary said when he met with the leading candidates in Lagos on January 25, it is imperative that all Nigerians not only reject violence, but also promote peace.

Washington, DC - The United States is deeply disappointed by the decision to postpone Nigeria’s presidential election, which had been scheduled for February 14.

Washington, DC - The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States strongly condemn all acts of violence within Libya, including the February 3 attack carried out by forces operating under the Alshuruq Operation in the Oil Crescent area. These attacks undermine the efforts of Libyans who are working to bring peace and stability to the country through the UN-led negotiations. We share the UN’s assessment that these attacks constituted a major break in the public pledges made by the main commanders to refrain from actions that could harm the political process. There can be no military solution to Libya’s problems.