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USAID Invests $38 Million in New YALI Centers to Support Young, Emerging Leaders in Africa

Monday, July 28, 2014
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Ukraine + 1 other
More U.S. reconstruction aid to go to parts of eastern Ukraine -White House

Source: Reuters - Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:24 GMT
Author: Reuters

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Monday that the United States would provide almost $7 million in reconstruction aid to parts of eastern Ukraine, including $1 million in new support, the White House said.

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Mexico, California question Texas border troop plan

07/29/2014 02:45 GMT

MEXICO CITY, July 29, 2014 (AFP) - Mexico's foreign minister and the visiting governor of California questioned Monday plans by Texas to deploy troops to stem the flow of immigrant children, saying they need humanitarian aid instead.

Governor Jerry Brown, on a visit focused on boosting trade with California's southern neighbor, said the Texas plan must be a short-term measure and that he hopes "wiser minds will prevail over the next several months."

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CWS Expanded Appeal: Unaccompanied Children Crisis

Appeal Code: 76-628-B Revised Appeal Goal: $309,818

FUND SUPPORT URGENTLY NEEDED

Situation:

As noted in our original July 17, 2014, appeal, the situation of unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America and seeking safety in the United States has become dire, requiring a robust humanitarian response.

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China + 3 others
28 July 2014: World events

PALESTINE – Gaza crisis

• On 25 July, two ambulances (Palestine Red Crescent Society) came under attack in Beit Hanoun; one medical staff was killed and three other injured.

• On 26 July confrontations resumed. Over 100 bodies were recovered during the pause and supplies were delivered to localities previously inaccessible within the three kilometre ‘buffer zone’ set by Israel.

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Viet Nam + 1 other
USAID continues to support climate resilient urban planning

VGP - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Viet Nam Institute for Urban-Rural Planning (VIUP) under the Ministry of Construction jointly held a workshop on July 24 to introduce a new urban planning tool that protects communities and critical infrastructure from the impacts of climate change.

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South Sudan + 1 other
Threat of Famine Looms in South Sudan

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 25, 2014

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Central African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #17, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA completes its sixth airlift of relief commodities in 2014 to the Central African Republic (CAR)

  • Violence displaces more than 27,700 people in Ouaka Prefecture’s Bambari town

  • Ongoing insecurity and incidents targeting relief workers continue to impede humanitarian response efforts 

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Ethiopia + 1 other
US Providing 800 mln USD to Advance Country’s Development

Addis Ababa July 25/2014 The US government is providing up to 800 million USD annually for Ethiopia to advance the country’s development in the fields of health, education, agriculture and food security, and energy, the US Ambassador to Ethiopia said.

Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach said the United States is committed to working in partnership with the Government of Ethiopia to better the lives of its people.

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Obama, Central American leaders meet on child migrants

07/25/2014 16:55 GMT

by Jerome Cartillier

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 (AFP) - President Barack Obama meets Friday with three Central American leaders to try to get control of an humanitarian crisis triggered by a tide of child migrants crossing the southern US border.

The arrival of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors, most from Central America, has set off a political firestorm, entangling Obama in a bitterly emotional issue with no easy solutions.

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Guatemala + 3 others
Presidentes de Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador hablan de niños migrantes en la OEA

24 de julio de 2014 El Consejo Permanente de la Organización de los Estados Americanos recibió hoy a los Presidentes de Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina; Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández; y El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, en una sesión protocolar en la que expusieron los puntos de vista de sus países sobre la situación de los niños no acompañados que emigran desde Centroamérica hacia Estados Unidos.

Secretario General de la OEA

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Honduras + 4 others
Central America - Unaccompanied Child Migration: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 18 July 2014)

The humanitarian community fears that rapid deportation could threaten the well-being of returnee children, given that adequate humanitarian attention and protection are not guaranteed.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 8 others
USAID announces new resources to prevent child, early, and forced marriage

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
USAID Press Office
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Pakistan + 1 other
US announce additional $9.3 million aid for IDPs

Report
Frontier Post

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk): The Embassy of the United States Tuesday announced an additional contribution of $9.3 million to help Pakistan meet the needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from North Waziristan Agency, a statement issued here stated.

“These funds will be provided through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),” a spokesperson for US embassy in Islamabad said in a statement.

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Visión Mundial amplía respuesta a la creciente crisis de niños refugiados en las fronteras de los Estados Unidos

Report
World Vision
    • Decenas de miles de niños en Centroamérica huyen para escapar de la violencia y pobreza
  • Visión Mundial brinda provisiones esenciales a través de organizaciones socias para ayudar a aquellos en los Estados Unidos y en el extranjero
  • La organización trabaja para abordar las causas de fondo que obligan a los niños a huir en Centroamérica*
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World + 2 others
USAID announces +$500 million for new efforts to reach an AIDS-free generation at conference in Melbourne, Australia

Major awards with 19 partners to support global HIV and AIDS response

Monday, July 21, 2014
USAID Press Office
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Facts and figures on child migrants heading to US

07/21/2014 21:08 GMT

by Ivan Couronne

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 (AFP) - The arrival of huge numbers of unaccompanied Central American children at the southern US border has overwhelmed authorities in the United States lacking the financial and legal means to curb the illegal influx.

President Barack Obama has insisted new arrivals will be sent home, but it remains unclear how much that has done to stem the flow -- although officials say the number of apprehended child migrants has decreased recently.

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United States Humanitarian Assistance to Gaza

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States is providing $47 million to help address the humanitarian situation in Gaza. This assistance includes:

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El Salvador + 1 other
IOM Supports El Salvador Information Campaign Warning Parents of Risks Faced by Unaccompanied Children Traveling to USA

El Salvador - With the slogan No pongas en riesgo sus vidas (Don’t Put Their Lives at Risk), the Government of El Salvador this week launched a new information campaign to warn parents of the risks faced by unaccompanied children migrating to the United States.

The campaign’s messages will be broadcast on radio and TV stations in El Salvador, as well as in U.S. states with large Salvadorian communities, including California, Texas and the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

International Organization for Migration:

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El Salvador + 1 other
La OIM apoya la Campaña Informativa del Gobierno de El Salvador enfocada en advertir a los padres sobre los riesgos que enfrentan las Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes no acompañados que viajan a los Estados Unidos

El Salvador - Con el lema No Pongas en Riesgo sus Vidas, el Gobierno de El Salvador lanzó esta semana una nueva campaña informativa para advertir a los padres sobre los riesgos que enfrentan las niñas, niños y adolescentes no acompañados que migran hacia los Estados Unidos.

La campaña será transmitida por radio y televisión tanto en El Salvador como en los diferentes estados de EE.UU. donde existen grandes comunidades salvadoreñas (California, Texas y el área metropolitana de Washington DC).

International Organization for Migration:

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