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World + 1 other
USAID announces new efforts to fight global poverty through education

Two New Basic Education Awards Will Help Provide a Pathway Out of Extreme Poverty for Children and Youth

For Immediate Release
Monday, October 20, 2014
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Attacks by armed groups continue to displace populations in eastern DRC, while increased security in some areas is supporting limited returns.

  • On October 3, U.S. Ambassador James C. Swan redeclared a disaster in the DRC due to the ongoing complex emergency and projected humanitarian needs.

  • In FY 2014, the U.S. Government (USG) provided more than $181 million to support humanitarian activities for displaced and conflict-affected populations in the DRC.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Mali + 10 others
Regional Snapshot West Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

REGIONAL SUMMARY

Recurring food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to the vulnerable populations of the West Africa region. Complex emergencies and food insecurity constituted the primary concerns in West Africa during FY 2014.
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional presence in Dakar, Senegal.

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Guatemala + 4 others
Niñez migra debido a pobreza y exclusión

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Redhum

América Central, 18 de Octubre 2014

Fuente: Prensa Libre

Desesperación motiva a que se arriesgue la vida durante trayecto, según experto.

La niñez migrante no acompañada decide dejar su hogar debido a la pobreza y exclusión en que vive, fenómeno que se ha incrementado, señala el diagnóstico sobre ese flagelo elaborado por el Instituto de Protección Social (IPS), con apoyo de la Unión Europea.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Ministry of Public Works $22.3 million road maintenance project

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on October 20 announced a $22.3 million project to help the Afghan Ministry of Public Works maintain Afghanistan’s roads.

The three-year project will help the Ministry create three departments: a road authority to oversee maintenance and construction; a road fund to provide financing; and a transportation institute to train staff.

USAID officially selected AMEC Environment and Infrastructure as the implementing partner.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2014

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 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Bangladesh + 8 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review - South Asia | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

Chronic conflicts, earthquakes, recurrent seasonal storms, floods, droughts, and severe winter weather, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Liberia + 7 others
WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 17 October 2014

A total of 9216 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in seven affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) up to the end of 14 October. There have been 4555 deaths. A second EVD- negative sample was obtained from the single confirmed case in Senegal on 5 September (42 days ago). WHO officially declares the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over.

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World + 6 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review Southern Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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World + 6 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review West Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

In the past decade, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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World + 5 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review: Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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Zimbabwe + 1 other
U.S Embassy Disburses $50,000 Zimbabwe Community Grants

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Voice of America

Irwin Chifera

WASHINGTON DC— United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bruce Wharton, on Thursday disbursed the second tranche of grants under his Special Self-Help Program saying the scheme is apolitical and targeted at community-based development projects.

Speaking at the signing ceremony of the small grants, Ambassador Wharton said the funds are meant to advance projects that tangibly improve the lives of community and encourage future development.

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Liberia + 2 others
Obama authorizes reservists for Ebola fight in W.Africa

10/17/2014 - 03:51 GMT

President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized the Pentagon to send reservists to take part in a US mission to combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Obama said reservists could be called up to active duty for humanitarian aid operations related to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, according to an executive order released by the White House.

Agence France-Presse:

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Central African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #21, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violent attacks and insecurity continue to displace populations and hinder humanitarian assistance in the Central Africa Republic (CAR).

  • U.N. Secretary-General (SYG) Ban Ki-moon presses the international community to support CAR’s economic recovery and stabilization and address urgent security and humanitarian needs.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) provides nearly $150 million in humanitarian assistance to the CAR complex emergency in FY 2014.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #4, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sporadic violence continues to displace populations in eastern DRC, while increased security in some areas is supporting limited returns.

  • USAID/OFDA staff members assess humanitarian needs in North Kivu and South Kivu provinces.

  • An outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in July resulted in 70 cases and 42 deaths as of September 29.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) provides nearly $180.6 million in humanitarian assistance to DRC in FY 2014.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS