ADDIS ABABA - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Wednesday during a visit to Ethiopia that the United States would be providing the country with $331 million in new humanitarian assistance.

Blinken said the funding would provide life-saving support for people displaced and affected by conflict, drought and food insecurity in Ethiopia.

(Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis; Writing by Estelle Shirbon)