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Secretary Kerry's Remarks at the 2014 Frontiers in Development Forum

The following is an excerpt from Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks at the 2014 USAID Frontiers in Development Forum in Washington, DC. Read his full remarks on the U.S. Department of State website.

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Secretary Kerry Keynotes Frontiers in Development Forum - Announces New Health Commitments by PEPFAR and a Global Resilience Challenge by USAID

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 20, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry delivered keynote remarks yesterday morning at the second Frontiers in Development Forum convened by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #54 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Efforts to improve living conditions continue at the UNMISS protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu town, Unity State

  • Health actors are responding to an increase in the number of reported cases of kala-azar disease in endemic areas of the country

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Swedish government joins USAID-Rockefeller resilience partnership for Africa and Asia with $50 million contribution

For Immediate Release

Friday, September 19, 2014
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $50 million commitment by the Swedish government to the Global Resilience Partnership and the launch of the Global Resilience Challenge at the USAID Frontiers in Development forum.

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Iraq Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #6 - Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA airlifts approximately 54 metric tons (MT) of relief commodities from its warehouse in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the city of Erbil

  • U.N. has expended approximately $308 million of the $500 million the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) had pledged to the Iraq response in June

  • Iraqi refugee caseloads continue to increase in Jordan and Lebanon

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Liberia + 5 others
Ebola : le chef de l'ONU salue les mesures annoncées par les Etats-Unis

Report
UN News Service

17 septembre 2014 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, s'est félicité vivement de l'annonce faite mardi par le gouvernement des États-Unis d'une série de mesures de soutien à la lutte mondiale contre la maladie à virus Ebola qui frappe plusieurs pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest.

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Fact Sheet: CDC Ebola Surge – 2014

The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest in history and the first Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This outbreak is actually the first Ebola epidemic the world has ever known — affecting multiple countries in and around West Africa. Although the current epidemic does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public, CDC is taking precautions at home in addition to its activities abroad.

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West Africa - Ebola Outbreak, Fact Sheet #6, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (as of 17 September, 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On September 16, U.S. President Barack H. Obama announced the creation of a Joint Force Command headquartered in Monrovia, Liberia to provide regional command and control support for the U.S. military response to EVD.

  • The EVD caseload continues to increase rapidly, with more than more than 2,340 cases identified in the past 21 days.

  • USAID/OFDA contributed $5.7 million in additional support for EVD response activities in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Liberia + 1 other
Testimony of Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Global Efforts to Fight Ebola

Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, and Members of the Subcommittee; thank you for inviting me to testify on the U.S. response to the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and for your interest in USAID and this critical issue.

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Hurricane Polo surges off Mexico's Pacific coast

09/18/2014 04:18 GMT

MEXICO CITY, September 18, 2014 (AFP) - Hurricane Polo formed off Mexico's southwestern coast late Wednesday, threatening to spark floods and mudslides days after another storm wreaked havoc in popular resorts further north.

Polo was cruising parallel to the coast but was expected to bring tropical storm conditions over some Pacific states, according to the US National Hurricane Center.

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Central African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #20, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. Embassy in Bangui resumes full operations.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) announces an additional $28 million in humanitarian aid for the CAR crisis.

  • The U.N. Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) officially assumes authority from the African-led International Support Mission to CAR (MISCA).

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U.S. Extends Humanitarian Relief to Flood Victims

Bonnie Carlson
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New Delhi -- On behalf of the American people, Chargé d'Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens today extended her deepest sympathies to the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have been affected by the recent flooding, especially the hundreds of families who have lost loved ones.

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WHO welcomes the extensive Ebola support from the United States of America

GENEVA 16 September 2014 -- WHO welcomes the contribution from the Government of the United States of America to significantly build upon their previous Ebola response in West Africa.

The new commitment provides support to the United Nations and to other international partners to help the Governments of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal in their work to contain this outbreak.

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

As the President has stated, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the humanitarian crisis there is a top national security priority for the United States. In order to contain and combat it, we are partnering with the United Nations and other international partners to help the Governments of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal respond just as we fortify our defenses at home. Every outbreak of Ebola over the past 40 years has been contained, and we are confident that this one can—and will be—as well.

Our strategy is predicated on four key goals:

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REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 372

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  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: El huracán Odile deja a su paso por México 7,000 personas evacuadas, cortes de energía y cierre de carreteras.

  • SEQUÍA: El Presidente hondureño aprobó US$4.7 millones para responder a crisis. Se calcula que el déficit para implementar el Plan de Acción asciende a US$11.3 millones.

  • MIGRACIÓN: Fiscales de México, EEEUU, Guatemala, El Salvador y Honduras crean grupo para diseñar estrategia para proteger a los menores migrantes no acompañados.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Resumption of Operations at Embassy Bangui

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC

I am pleased to announce that we are resuming operations at our embassy in Bangui. The people and leaders of the Central African Republic have made progress in ending the violence and putting their nation on a path toward peace and stability. But we all know that much work remains to be done.

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Presidente Sánchez Cerén recibe a familias migrantes retornadas en la Residencia Presidencial

El presidente Salvador Sánchez Cerén, junto a la primera dama, funcionarios y el cantautor Álvaro Torres, compartió una mañana con miembros de familias que migraron de forma irregular a Estados Unidos y fueron retornadas, quienes relataron desgarradoras historias vividas en esta ruta que decidieron emprender en búsqueda de mejores oportunidades de vida.

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Liberia + 5 others
Obama expands US fight against Ebola

09/15/2014 15:47 GMT

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2014 (AFP) - Congress could approve an $88 million request by President Barack Obama to back expanded efforts to combat Ebola as soon as this week, in a sign of rising US concern over the epidemic.

Obama will travel to Atlanta on Tuesday to meet medical authorities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and announce new aid to Ebola-affected regions in West Africa, which could include portable hospitals and US experts.

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