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U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction in Africa Sets Stage for Peace and Development

Fact Sheet

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

August 11, 2014

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Somalia - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Incidents of violence continue to affect parts of Somalia, including Mogadishu.
  • The U.N. warns of deteriorating food security conditions in Somalia in the coming months and appeals for donor support.
  • Measles cases have increased in the first half of 2014, including approximately 1,350 reported cases in March and April.
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Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes 1970-2012

The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.

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UNHCR Global Trends 2013: War's Human Cost

The massive increase was driven mainly by the war in Syria, while major displacements were seen in CAR and S. Sudan. UNHCR's annual report shows the immense costs of not ending wars and failing to resolve conflicts.

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Les déplacements forcés dans le monde dépassent les 50 millions de personnes pour la première fois depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale, selon un rapport du HCR

Un rapport publié aujourd’hui par le HCR montre que le nombre de réfugiés, de demandeurs d’asile et de personnes déplacées à l’intérieur de leur pays à travers le monde a dépassé les 50 millions de personnes pour la première fois depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

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6 June 2014: World - ECHO Flash Events

Mexico – Severe Weather

• After landfall, Tropical Cyclone BORIS has been reduced to a low pressure area which may interact with a second low pressure system that formed in the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, heavy rainfall is expected to continue affecting the southern states of Mexico. (GDACS, NASA, NOAA, CONAGUA, Media)

Somalia – Crisis

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Annual Letter 2014

Before joining USAID, I never could have imagined the depth of passion that exists for our nation’s leadership in global development.

When I was sworn in, people often asked me if I was worried about the unpopularity of development. According to nearly every poll, Americans wanted to cut foreign aid. But over the last four years, I have seen how a new model of development that delivers meaningful results in a cost-effective way can inspire people from all walks of life.

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Groups Ask US Treasury Department to Ease Restrictions on Money Transfers to Somalia

Report
Oxfam, Adeso

Thousands of families across Somalia are under threat due to the recently announced closures of money transfer companies’ bank accounts in the U.S., international agencies Adeso and Oxfam warned today. The organizations called on the US Department of the Treasury and its regulatory agencies, whose regulations are responsible for the bank account closures, to ensure that Somali-Americans are able to send life sustaining money to their loved ones.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Somalia ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 The ongoing military offensive against al-Shabaab is limiting humanitarian access to conflict-affected populations

 The U.S. Government (USG) has provided more than $227 million in humanitarian assistance to date in FY 2013 and 2014

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Forced Migration Review No. 45: Crisis

Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs.

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Somalia – Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Despite modest improvements in Somalia’s humanitarian situation in 2013, insecurity and climatic shocks continue to trigger humanitarian needs.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) is providing more than $46 million in humanitarian assistance to date in FY 2014.

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U.S. African Development Foundation in 2013 - A Year in Review

The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is an independent Federal agency established to support African-designed and African-driven solutions that address grassroots economic and social problems in conflict and post-conflict communities. USADF provides grants of up to $250,000 directly to marginalized community groups and enterprises in Africa. These grants help organizations create and sustain jobs, improve income levels, and address social development needs.

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UNHCR Mid-Year Trends 2013

UNHCR warned that 2013 was on track for some of the highest levels of forced displacement ever. The biggest producer of new displacement was Syria.

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Donor Spending on Gender in Emergencies 2013

Report
CARE

A new report reveals that a tiny proportion of international aid is directed towards projects that target gender violence and sexual exploitation of women in humanitarian crises.

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Food Assistance by the Numbers

Posted by Kate Oberholzer, Information Officer, Food for Peace on Monday, October 21st 2013

World Food Day was October 16.

There are some numbers that we are all too familiar with that make ending hunger seem daunting.

  • 842 million people suffer from chronic hunger worldwide.

  • One in six children in the developing world are underweight.

  • One in four children in the developing world are stunted.