U.S Announces Emergency Food for Yemen
Straight from the spokesperson of the Department of State, Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, declared the United States will be giving close to $131 million if additional emergency food assistance to the Yemeni people. This will bring the current total to $697 million since in the start of the 2018 Fiscal Year.
The assistance is being passed through the United Nations World Food Program with the goal to reach 9.5 million of Yemenis that are in desperate need of the food. The State Department is working with USAID and other partners to help even more Yemenis with food, safe drinking water, nutrition assistance, sanitation, hygiene and other life-saving necessities.
The problem that faces anyone in Yemen trying to give aid is the volatile situation in the country which can make moving freely virtually impossible.
As of yet, no one involved in the Yemeni conflict can see any type of resolution or end.
Mattis Takes Hard Line on Russia
While waiting to speak with the Lithuanian Defense Minister on Wednesday, Defense Secretary James Mattis fielded questions on Russia’s seizure of Crimean ships. He was quoted as saying, “It was obviously a flagrant violation of international law, it was I think a cavalier use of force that injured Ukrainian sailors.” He also added Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of NATO has condemned the action and went on to further say, “It was contempt really, for the traditional ways of settling these kinds of concerns if they had any.” He ended his statement with, “When you think there is a treaty between the two countries that prohibits exactly what happened, it just shows Russia cannot be counted on now to keep its word.
We awarded nearly $10 million in grants to 40 organizations that will help lawful permanent residents prepare for naturalization. Find them here, under “FY 2018 Grant Recipients”: https://t.co/h5lvFEDIID #Citizenship— USCIS (@USCIS) November 29, 2018
The Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program was implemented in 2009 to help Lawful Permanent Residents get ready for citizenship and proper assimilation into the United States. It is now in its tenth year and is going to expire in 2020.
Straight from the DOJ, Jose Ramon Pavon Salazar, a Honduran citizen, was taken into custody in El Salvador on Nov 28. He is to face Identity fraud charges in the district of Puerto Rico. He has been on the run since March 22, 2012. He was arrested January 2018.
Lynn Chau and Bao Luu of California were charged with a seven-count indictment. They were caught in a conspiracy to deceive the Food and Drug Administration and CBP inspectors by deliberately mislabeling suspicious ingredients and stimulants as non-controversial in order to skate by government eyes during import.
Until Next Time,
Anissa “Maddy” Walker
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