United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
January 28, 2023
Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meetings in Nairobi, Kenya
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Nate Evans:
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, met today in Nairobi with officials from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the World Food Program, the Food and Agricultural Organization, and UNICEF to discuss humanitarian assistance to refugees in Kenya – home to one of the largest refugee settlements in the world. The Ambassador received briefings on how the drought in East Africa, induced by climate change, is reducing harvests at a time when the region is facing historic levels of food insecurity.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield also visited a state-of-the-art, manufacturing and assembly hub for electric vehicles. The United States supports Kenya’s efforts to accelerate a just energy transition from consuming fossil fuels to providing clean energy and quality jobs on the continent. The United States remains committed to tackling the climate crisis, both at home and in partnership with the international community.