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02 Mar 2015 description

Investing in local capacity to meet urgent food security requirements

WASHINGTON ‐ USADF today announced a $3.0 million, three‐year Post‐Ebola Food Security Initiative to build local capacity to meet food security requirements in Liberia, following today’s meeting between President Obama and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

28 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Protracted violence in Unity and Upper Nile states results in displacement, casualties, and property destruction

  • Humanitarian agencies continue efforts to improve food security with the delivery of emergency food assistance

  • Health organizations confirm a cholera outbreak in Eastern Equatoria State

27 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 196,144 individuals, including 193,425 individuals who entered through the Gambella Region and 2,719 who entered through the Assosa Region.

27 Feb 2015 description

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that new contributions from the United States and Australia will enable the agency to resume distribution of full-size food rations to all refugees in Uganda.

WFP welcomed the contributions of US$15.4 million from the United States and US$2.3 million from Australia. The generous funding from both nations will support refugees, and the US gift will also support extremely food insecure households in Karamoja by helping to fill their food gap between April and July.

26 Feb 2015 description

Washington, United States | AFP | Thursday 2/26/2015

by Jo Biddle

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf paid emotional tribute to the American people on Thursday as the United States formally wound up its successful five-month mission to combat the west African nation's Ebola outbreak.

With Liberia now in recovery from the worst outbreak of the deadly virus in history, the visiting Sirleaf thanked the United States for coming to the region's aid in its hour of need.

26 Feb 2015 description

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

26 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Government of Liberia (GoL) documented only one new confirmed EVD case between February 17 and 23— the lowest one-week total since June 2014.

  • WHO has expressed concern that the downward trend in the number of new cases seen in January in Guinea and Sierra Leone has leveled off in recent weeks.

25 Feb 2015 description

SUMMARY

A total of 99 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 22 February. Guinea reported 35 new confirmed cases. Cases continue to arise from unknown chains of transmission.

24 Feb 2015 description

Más de 50 mil familias de la zona sur y occidente del país están obteniendo resultados esperanzadores con la puesta en práctica del programa Alianza para el Corredor Seco, iniciativa de la administración del presidente Juan Orlando Hernández que busca reducir la pobreza extrema en los municipios más vulnerables del país.

23 Feb 2015 description

Publicado el vie, feb-20-2015

Honduras - Esta semana, miembros del personal de la OIM de Honduras se reunieron con diplomáticos estadounidenses y funcionarios de la USAID para coordinar acciones orientadas a fortalecer la respuesta del Gobierno de Honduras a la crisis actual de migración infantil en el Triángulo Norte de América Central (Honduras, Guatemala y El Salvador).

La OIM facilitó la visita de los senadores estadounidenses John Cornyn y Tim Kayne y el Embajador de los Estados Unidos en Honduras, James Nealon, al Centro de Atención al Migrante Retornado (CAMR).

23 Feb 2015 description
report Redhum

América Central, 22 de Febrero 2015

Fuente: La República - PE

Por ahora, muchos familiares pueden quedarse tranquilos, si tienen un pariente que fue en busca del “sueño norteamericano”. Un tribunal federal de Estados Unidos bloqueó temporalmente la política administrativa de ese país de detener a madres y niños solicitantes de asilo, una práctica implementada para frenar la fuerte inmigración clandestina desde Centroamérica.

20 Feb 2015 description

Honduras - This week IOM staff in Honduras met with US diplomats and USAID officials to coordinate actions aimed at strengthening the response of the Honduran Government to the current child migration crisis in the Northern Triangle of Central America (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.)

IOM facilitated a visit by U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Tim Kayne and U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, James Nealon, to the Centro de Atención al Migrante Retornado – the Reception Center for Returned Migrants (CAMR by its Spanish acronym.)

20 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Peru

NOTA DE PRENSA N° 128 2015-INDECI-OGCS

El Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil – INDECI recibió de la Oficina de Asistencia Exterior para casos de Desastres de los Estados Unidos USAID/OFDA, un kit de entrenamiento para fortalecer las capacidades en las operaciones de búsqueda y rescate nivel liviano.

20 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The UN reports more than 3,000 violent incidents took place in 2014 with humanitarian access implications for affected communities and aid workers

  • Numbers of acutely and severely malnourished children declines since July 2014; however, more than 202,000 children younger than five years of age are acutely malnourished, including more than 38,000 severely malnourished children

  • The 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) requests nearly $863 to meet humanitarian needs in Somalia in 2015

19 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Protracted fighting in eastern Ukraine has displaced nearly 1.7 million people, including 1 million individuals inside the country

  • Government of Ukraine (GoU) announces plans to establish humanitarian coordination structure to address bureaucratic impediments to emergency relief

18 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of deaths attributed to EVD in West Africa surpassed 9,300 in recent days, according to WHO.

  • Health actors in Margibi County, Liberia, recently reported a confirmed case of EVD, marking the first case in the county since December and the first case outside of Montserrado County since January.

  • On February 16, the Government of Liberia (GoL) reopened schools, and students attended classes for the first time since August. The GoL originally closed schools as a result of the sharp increase in EVD cases.

18 Feb 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • A total of 128 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 15 February. Guinea reported 52 new confirmed cases – a decrease from the previous week, and the first week-to-week decline since January 25. Transmission remains widespread in Sierra Leone, with 74 new confirmed cases, and is most intense in the capital, Freetown, which reported 45 confirmed cases. Liberia reported 2 new confirmed cases in the 4 days to 12 February.

18 Feb 2015 description

New five-year activity will strengthen collaborative effort against drug-resistant TB

Addis Ababa, February 18, 2015 – Representatives from the Governments of Ethiopia and the United States joined with officials from ALERT and St. Peter’s hospitals today to inaugurate renovated tuberculosis (TB) laboratories and an outpatient department. The U.S. Government, through USAID, funded the renovation that included basic culture laboratory equipment, installation of a negative pressure system and furniture under its TB CARE I activity.

18 Feb 2015 description

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$165.5 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to feed hungry people in South Sudan.

“Support from the United States was vital last year in averting a hunger calamity in South Sudan, but our work is far from over, and this additional contribution will be critical in allowing us to pre-position food before the rainy season,” said Joyce Luma, WFP’s Country Director in South Sudan.