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FACT SHEET: U.S. Engagement on Climate Change and Resilience in Africa

Disasters and shocks — natural or manmade — have the potential to throw poor and marginal populations into crisis and wipe away hard-earned development gains. These disasters and shocks are occurring with greater frequency and intensity, making it difficult to build resilient communities, particularly in countries facing severe socio-economic challenges exacerbated by the effects of climate change.

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2014 Feed the Future Progress Report

Feed The Future initiative reduces hunger and poverty for millions, boosts incomes and nutrition around the World

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Sahel - Food Insecurity and Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 20 million people face food insecurity in 2014, reports the U.N.

  • The number of food-insecure people in Burkina Faso projected to decrease in 2014.

  • U.N. and relief organizations launch a three-year regional response plan.

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The President’s Malaria Initiative - Eighth Annual Report to Congress | April 2014

Tomorrow, April 25, 2014, is World Malaria Day. Each year, this day commemorates the global fight toward zero malaria deaths and mobilizes action to combat the disease. On this occasion, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), releases its Eighth Annual Report to Congress [PDF, 20MB], which describes the U.S. Government’s contributions to the global fight against malaria.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review West Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2013

In the past decade, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region. Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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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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The State of Environmental Migration 2013 - A review of 2012

The publication gathers a variety of cases studies, such as Typhoon Bopha, planned development-induced migration from hydroelectric dams in China and the Lower Mekong Delta and slow-onset droughts displacing pastoralists in Kenya.

International Organization for Migration:

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U.S. African Development Foundation Reaches 30,000 Beneficiaries

This past year, Feed the Future grants from the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) benefitted another 30,000 smallholder farmers in eight African countries in addition to those reached last year. In 2013 alone, USADF invested more than $7.1 million in 46 new food security projects that directly empower under-served and marginalized communities and enterprises.

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Donor Spending on Gender in Emergencies 2013

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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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Sahel Food Insecurity and Complex Emergency - Fact Sheet #6 (FY) 2013

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • The overall situation in the Sahel has improved since the food insecurity and acute malnutrition crisis in 2011/2012, with the majority of households across the region experiencing stable food security conditions in 2013, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). Nonetheless, pockets of food insecurity and acute malnutrition persisted during the year, and the U.N. estimated that approximately 11 million people throughout the Sahel remained food-insecure.

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U.S. Lifts Restrictions on Bilateral Assistance to Mali

Press Statement
Marie Harf
Deputy Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 6, 2013

The United States congratulates Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on the occasion of his inauguration as President of the Republic of Mali.

We look forward to working with President Keita as he begins to address Mali’s most pressing challenges, including those of national reconciliation, security sector reform, and the strengthening of Mali’s democratic institutions.

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Sahel Food Insecurity and Complex Emergency - Fact Sheet #5 (FY) 2013

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • The U.N. estimates that some 11.3 million people throughout the Sahel remain food insecure, while approximately 1.5 million children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition. Although pockets of food insecurity and malnutrition will likely persist until at least the arrival of harvests in October, overall food security conditions in the region remain stable, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).

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Sahel Food Insecurity and Complex Emergency - Fact Sheet #4 (FY) 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overall food security situation in the Sahel remains stable, although localized food price increases and rising insecurity across the region cause concern

  • U.S. Government (USG) provides an additional $56.5 million to food-insecure and conflict-affected Sahelian populations

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Opening Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at the 23rd session of the Human Rights Council

"Civilians bear the brunt of this crisis in which human rights violations have reached horrific dimensions. Confronted with the flagrant disregard of international law and human life on every side, I feel utter dismay," said Pillay.

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Knowledge and Innovation Network Journal - Local Food Security, Global Markets

Announcing MCC’s KIN Journal

Posted on May 22, 2013 by Jolyne Sanjak, Deputy Vice President, Department of Compact Operations

I am pleased to unveil MCC’s Knowledge and Innovation Network (KIN) Journal, a technical publication featuring lessons, innovations, ideas, and thinking behind MCC’s poverty reduction investments around the world.

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United States announces additional humanitarian assistance to Mali

Media Note, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 16, 2013