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Statement by USAID Acting Administrator Barsa: USAID launches its First Policy on Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

USAID is also pleased to announce the creation of the first global public-private partnership for Indigenous Peoples

The launch of the Policy on Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (PRO-IP) is a historic step for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  This groundbreaking policy represents the first time the Agency has laid out specific guidance for how we globally engage, work with, and empower Indigenous Peoples…

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The United States announces $7.5 million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance to contain Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The U.S. Government is the largest-single bilateral donor to the response to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $7.5 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help end the 11th outbreak of Ebola in Équateur Province in Northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  The funding also will support Ebola survivors and maintain a…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: The United States government supports UNICEF to build handwashing stations

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the United States government has contributed $500,000 (R 8.6 million) to UNICEF to construct handwashing stations in vulnerable communities and informal settlements across South Africa

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread in South Africa and globally, handwashing with soap remains one of the most effective preventative actions to curb the spread of the virus. The reality on the ground is that nearly one-third of households in South Africa do not have access to adequate…

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USAID announces $15 Million for an Innovative Training Center for Supply-Chain Management in Africa

The new Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain-Africa (CARISCA) will train researchers and practitioners

On July 14, 2020, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $15 million to support a partnership between Arizona State University and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in the Republic of Ghana to create an innovative research and training center to improve African supply-chains. The new…

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Coronavirus - Africa: The United States continues to lead the global response to COVID-19

To meet the most urgent needs, U.S. Government Departments and Agencies are coordinating efforts to prioritize foreign assistance to maximize the potential for impact

The U.S. Government leads the globe with $12.5 billion allocated to benefit international COVID-19 response, including commitments for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, preparedness efforts, and foreign assistance. We are achieving real results, helping nations around the world respond to COVID-19 and thereby protecting the homeland. We continue to…

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Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 – Global Response Fact Sheet

USAID is committed to coordinating global response efforts with bilateral, multilateral, and private sector partners

KEY DEVELOPMENTS The U.S. Department of State (DoS) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) remain committed to assisting the world’s most vulnerable countries in fighting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. On June 18, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced an additional $75.5 million to support the…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Lake Chad Basin - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet

Efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have negatively affected livelihoods, restricting access to food and other essential goods and services

HIGHLIGHTS 4.6 million people in the Lake Chad Basin may require emergency food assistance through August OAG violence continues to disrupt agricultural production and livelihoods across the Lake Chad Basin Severe weather in late May and June results in displacement and increased needs among populations in Borno Download Report: https://bit.ly/2VmNkXF…

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Coronavirus - Morocco: Delivering the basics - Enhancing food security and social assistance in northern Morocco

Thanks to USAID COVID-19 response efforts, they have the means to tackle the issues that have exacerbated existing vulnerabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on the livelihoods, social dynamics, and service provision in underserved urban neighborhoods in Morocco. Cramped lodgings hold families and idle breadwinners in forced confinement, producing spikes in domestic violence, despair, as well as increased food insecurity. Until recently, civil society (CSO) partners…

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Coronavirus - Morocco: In the midst of coronavirus, USAID/Morocco supports distance learning for deaf and hard of hearing students

Increased recognition of Moroccan Sign Language (MSL) as a language by providing training to teachers and administrators on MSL

“When COVID-19 hit Morocco and the schools closed, we quickly shifted to distance learning with the main goal of providing continued learning for our students”, said Mr. Boukili, the inclusive education official at Morocco’s Ministry of Education. “We soon realized we were only focusing on the tip of the iceberg!”…

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Coronavirus - Africa: The United States continues to lead the global response to COVID-19

The U.S. government has so far allocated more than $12 billion that will benefit the global COVID-19 response

The United States continues to lead the global effort to respond to and end the COVID-19 pandemic. Building upon decades of investment in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance, the American people should be proud of the real results we are achieving through our help to nations around the world, which…