Chronic conflict, 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 Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 and FY 2012, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign
Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace
(USAID/FFP) have provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse
range of natural and complex emergencies in the region, including cyclones
in Bangladesh, earthquakes in India and Pakistan, and complex crises in