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04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity continues to result in the temporary suspension of humanitarian relief activities in CAR

  • 2.7 million people require humanitarian assistance in CAR

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity generates displacement, significant humanitarian needs

  • 2016 HRP for DRC calls for $690 million in humanitarian assistance

  • USAID provides additional $25 million in emergency food assistance and supports humanitarian assessments

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

30 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN requests $1.3 billion for life-saving assistance to 5.1 million people in South Sudan in 2016

  • WFP utilizes air assets and vehicle and barge convoys to reach food-insecure populations and pre-position humanitarian supplies

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

06 Jan 2016 description

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S.

02 Dec 2015 description

What is ACT?

Launched at the 2014 U.S. African Leaders Summit, the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) Initiative is a two-year effort to double the number of children receiving life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART) in nine high-priority countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The $200 million initiative represents a joint investment by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).

19 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN agencies temporarily suspend humanitarian operations in CAR due to ongoing insecurity in September and October

  • USG provides $30 million in FY 2016 funding to CAR crisis

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Nov 2015 description

CORAF/WECARD Objective:
Conduct, coordinate and disseminate research on agriculture practices and improved seeds to member states and national research centers.

Support from USAID/West Africa:
2002 to Present

Linked Programs:
CORAF partners with USAID’s
West African Seed Program.

20 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • OCHA adjustment to data collection results in reduced countrywide IDP figure

  • Health workers record more than 28,400 measles cases and more than 400 related deaths in Katanga Province

  • UNICEF-managed RRMP mechanism provides life-saving assistance to new IDPs

  • The USG provides nearly $177 million in humanitarian assistance to DRC in FY 2015 

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 Oct 2015 description

1. Key points

  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$342.8 million of humanitarian assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR) since the start of 2015.

  • An additional US$26 million is reported in the media to have been recently pledged, but this has not yet been reported to FTS.

  • The United States (US) is the largest donor, contributing 25% of funding to CAR in 2015 (US$84.8 million).

06 Oct 2015 description

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$9 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide food assistance for more than 320,000 refugees living in Uganda.

13 Aug 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Le gouvernement américain s’engage à accompagner la RDC dans la lutte contre le paludisme. Le délégué du programme américain global Malaria, Timothy Ziemer, l’a exprimé jeudi 6 août au cours de la visite qu’il a effectuée au Centre Mère et enfant Barumbu, à Kinshasa.

A l’occasion, ce diplomate américain a salué les efforts déjà fournis dans ce centre hospitalier pour protéger la santé des femmes et des enfants en vue d’assurer la pérennité de la famille.

03 Aug 2015 description

The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)

Malaria prevention and control is a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and PMI’s strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. Under the PMI Strategy for 2015–2020, the U.S.
Government’s goal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity, toward the long-term goal of elimination.

Country Context

16 Jun 2015 description

New five year education programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo will help girls and boys get the skills they need to succeed.

International Development Secretary Justine Greening and First Lady Michelle Obama came together in London today to launch a global push to make sure girls in poor countries get the education they deserve.

21 Apr 2015 description

Launched in June 2005 by President George W. Bush, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) represented a major 5-year, $1.265 billion expansion of U.S. Government resources for malaria control. The Initiative is led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PMI funds programs in 19 focus countries in Africa and one regional program in the Greater Mekong Subregion of Southeast Asia (see Appendix 1).

15 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The UN Security Council extended the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) for 12 months on March 26.

  • The number of displacements in North Kivu Province recently surpassed 1 million; however, recent displacements are likely temporary, as residents are returning to areas of origin as fighting moves across the region.

  • USAID/OFDA partner Medair provides additional support to three health care facilities in North Kivu’s Beni Territory.

05 Mar 2015 description

At USAID, we believe that gender equality and women’s empowerment isn’t a part of development but at the core of development. Water, energy, agriculture, conflict and health can all affect men and women differently. These differences are not barriers but opportunities to maximize the impact of our work by delivering development in a more targeted, effective and sustainable way. That’s why across our programs in more than 80 countries we are making evidence-based investments in gender equality and female empowerment.

02 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS - Ex- and former presidents of CAR signal support for the country’s peace process - Demonstrations in Ouaka Prefecture’s Bambari town in mid-February result in six deaths - Humanitarian organizations continue to provide IDPs in Batangafo town, Ouham Prefecture, with emergency relief supplies