The US resumes funding for UN Population Fund

The funding was discontinued at the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency in 2017.

The US Ambassador to the United Nations met with the Head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). It was the first meeting of such a high level in more than four years.

The US Mission to the United Nations said that Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield noted the renewal of extensive support for the organization, which provides life-saving medical care to millions of women and girls around the world.

“I am pleased to announce the resumption of United States humanitarian funding to UNFPA, including support to address the Rohingya refugee crisis, Afghanistan, Sudan, and people fleeing the Tigray region,” Thomas Greenfield wrote after the meeting.

In April 2017, the Trump administration ended funding for UNFPA, saying that the fund “supports or participates in the management of a forced abortion or voluntary sterilization program” in China.

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