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29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA engineers survey earthquakeaffected structures in Manabí

  • Relief efforts continue to target severely affected communities in Manabí and Esmeraldas

  • UASID/OFDA supports emergency health care interventions in earthquake-affected areas

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA airlifts relief supplies to benefit 50,000 earthquake-affected people

  • U.S. military deploys mobile air traffic control tower to facilitate humanitarian operations

  • ERC Stephen O’Brien travels to Ecuador, announces $7 million in UN funding

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Apr 2016 description

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

26 Apr 2016 description

$130 MILLION TO SUPPORT NEPAL’S EARTHQUAKE RELIEF AND RECOVERY

USAID’s commitment to Nepal has stood the test of time. In the aftermath of the devastating April 25 earthquake, our commitment remains stronger than ever. On June 25, 2015, the United States government announced $130 million to support Nepal’s earthquake relief and recovery needs. This contribution builds upon USAID’s investments on disaster preparedness, and is only the beginning of our contribution to Nepal’s earthquake recovery, which will span multiple years.

26 Apr 2016 description

TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

USAID/Nepal is funding two housing reconstruction training and technical assistance projects, total $10.7 millon to date.

Building on more than two decades of investments in disaster preparedness, these projects will train an estimated 13,500 LOCAL CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS and educate more than 285,000 AFFECTED HOMEOWNERS on building earthquake-resistant homes over the next five years.

26 Apr 2016 description

TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

USAID/Nepal is funding two housing reconstruction training and technical assistance projects, total $10.7 millon to date.

Building on more than two decades of investments in disaster preparedness, these projects will train an estimated 13,500 LOCAL CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS and educate more than 285,000 AFFECTED HOMEOWNERS on building earthquake-resistant homes over the next five years.

23 Apr 2016 description

By Capt. Jennifer Giles, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit | April 22, 2016

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- Two MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit completed the fourth day of disaster relief flight operations in support of Joint Task Force Chinzei, led by the Japan Self Defense Force, after the island of Kyushu was hit by a series of earthquakes.

22 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Magnitude 7.8 earthquake causes fatalities, injuries, displacement, and significant structural damage in Ecuador

  • GoE declares a national state of emergency and requests international assistance

  • USAID provides initial assistance to address food needs, distribute emergency relief supplies, and support the coordination of relief efforts

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Apr 2016 description
report Voice of America

Equipo de la Agencia de EE.UU. para el Desarrollo Internacional ayudará a evaluar los daños e identificar las necesidades humanitarias más urgentes

La Agencia de Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID, por sus siglas en inglés) pone manos a la obra para ayudar a Ecuador tras el terremoto que dejó al menos 413 muertos.

La USAID informó que ha desplegado a un equipo de expertos en desastres para responder a las necesidades humanitarias más urgentes.

19 Apr 2016 description

USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

18 Apr 2016 description

Minami-Aso, Japan | AFP | Sunday 4/17/2016 - 00:16 GMT

by Harumi OZAWA

Japan on Monday enlisted US help to airlift supplies to some of the 100,000 people made homeless by earthquakes in the country's south, as rescuers struggled to find those still missing in a massive landslide.

Many of those evacuated after their homes were damaged or destroyed have had to sleep in temporary accommodation or huddle in makeshift shelters, and media have reported problems in delivering food and other essentials.

06 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Civilian deaths in Afghanistan in 2015 surpass previous record

  • UNAMA documents increasing attacks on health facilities and personnel

  • Increased precipitation in March signals an improved agro-climatic outlook, raises flooding concerns

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 Mar 2016 description
report Taiwan Red Cross

On March 26th, the Taiwan Red Cross delivered condolence money to the victims affected by the 0206 Tainan Earthquake. Following the designated uses specified by the United States, Japan, and China, the delivery includes condolence money for the bereaved or those injured in the disaster, monetary support for injured victims in need of recovery care, monetary support for amputees, emergency welfare funding, relocation funding, and funding to replace damaged household appliances.

11 Feb 2016 description
report Taiwan Red Cross

Rescue workers race against time as rescue operations at a felled apartment complex in Tainan have already passed the 72-hour “golden window.” The complex collapsed during the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck south Taiwan on 6 February. The Taiwan Red Cross has dispatched five rescue teams for the past five days to assist in search and rescue operations within the rubble.

04 Feb 2016 description

Cofinancée par la France, la reconstruction du plus grand établissement hospitalier public de Port-au-Prince progresse. Visite du chantier.

26 Jan 2016 description

Posted by Jenny Petrow and Carolina A. Cardona

08 Jan 2016 description

Background

Roughly 2.5 million Haitians live in extreme poverty (below $1.25 per day), predominantly in rural areas. The economy is largely informal and heavily dependent on subsistence agriculture, which has languished in the face of growing rural population pressures, recurrent natural calamities, adverse climate change, and a lack of access to modern technology in the absence of a functional agricultural extension service. Haiti can also be a difficult place for businesses to thrive, ranking 180 of 189 on the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index.

08 Jan 2016 description

Background

A longstanding challenge in Haiti, the deficit of adequate, affordable housing was significantly exacerbated by the 2010 earthquake. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has played a critical role in the housing and settlements sector in Haiti both during the immediate response to the 2010 earthquake and now as Haiti works to rebuild. Having shifted gears from essential emergency relief to long-term development, USAID is now concentrating on finding solutions to barriers for adequate supply of affordable housing stock in the country.

23 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violent clashes, unrest continue to impede the delivery of food, fuel, and other critical humanitarian supplies

  • UN, USG warn of a possible humanitarian crisis, call on parties to resolve border impasse

  • An estimated 81,000 earthquake-affected households require winterization support

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Dec 2015 description

The United States Government expresses its deepest condolences to the people of Tajikistan who have suffered from the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Murghob district of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) on December 7. To help the victims affected by the earthquake, the United States Government has provided $100,000 in humanitarian assistance to families in Darvoz, Rushan, Shugnan, Vanj districts and Khorugh.