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- DFID: More than five million Afghans will receive emergency life-saving UK aid. 17 Jun 2019
- UNICEF: Afghanistan sees three-fold increase in attacks on schools in one year – UNICEF. 28 May 2019
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- DFID: Helpdesk Report: K4D - Agriculture in Afghanistan – economic sustainability and subsector viability. 24 Jun 2019
- OCHA: Afghanistan: Integrated Drought Response, May 2019. 24 Jun 2019
- UN GA: The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security - Report of the Secretary General (A/73/902–S/2019/493). 18 Jun 2019
- UNHCR: UNHCR Afghanistan Operational Fact Sheet, 31 May 2019. 23 Jun 2019
- UNICEF: Education under attack: Six portraits. 24 Jun 2019
"This 17th Edition of To Walk the Earth In Safety summarizes the United States' CWD programs in 2017. CWD assistance provides the United States with a powerful and flexible tool to help partner countries manage their stockpiles of munitions, destroy excess small arms and light weapons (SA/LW) and clear explosive hazards such as landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and UXO. Our assistance also helps countries destroy or enhance security of their man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) and their threat to civilian aviation, in addition to other weapons and munitions.
A Message From Assistant Secretary Puneet Talwar
Office of the Spokesperson
December 19, 2011
The Changing Nature of War and its Impact on Women
There are dozens of active conflicts today, many of them brutal civil wars. These wars often involve non-state actors and have become increasingly deadly for civilians, especially women, who face abduction, rape and dislocation on a massive scale.
Non-combatants represented 10 percent of the casualties in World War I and 50 percent in World War II, but as high as 90 percent of contemporary conflicts in Africa.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Pier
New York, NY
December 16, 2011
SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. (Applause.) Oh, my goodness. Well, if it ever were a secret. (Laughter.)
Thank you, Marc, and thanks to all of you for being part of this evening to support such an extraordinary, important organization that is relied upon certainly across the world, and that includes the State Department.
POSTED BY KATHARYN LINDEMANN / DECEMBER 10, 2011
Katharyn Lindemann serves in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues.
Foreign Press Center
USUN PRESS RELEASE
REP. BERMAN: (Sounds gavel.) The committee will come to order. This morning we are quite privileged to be joined by the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Susan Rice, as well as a distinguished private panel that will follow her testimony and question period.
BUREAU OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Office of the Spokesman
Local purchases of food aid could lower transportation costs
By Kathryn McConnell
President Bush signed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (the Act) on December 1, 2005. The Act sets out as a central goal the provision of affordable and equitable access to safe water and sanitation in developing countries as a key component of U.S. foreign assistance programs. It requires the Secretary of State, in consultation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other U.S.
Women are often the most seriously abused victims of conflict, but they also have the power to improve the peace and reconciliation process when conflict ends, according to Ambassador Donald K. Steinberg, the deputy director of the Policy Planning Staff in the U.S. State Department.
By Charlene Porter, Washington File Staff Writer
The United States is contributing $26 million more this fiscal year to help fund the programs of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, State Department Deputy Spokesman Philip Reeker announced April 11. This will bring total U.S. contributions to UNHCR this year to $172.5 million.
The U.S. Special Representative of the President and the Secretary of State for Global Humanitarian Demining told the United Nations General Assembly November 28 that the U.S. will provide another $100 million for humanitarian mine action in the coming year.
United Nations -- Women are an "under-utilized positive force for peace," U.S. Ambassador Nancy Soderberg said October 24.
Pat Patierno, Director, Office of Humanitarian Demining Programs,
Bureau of Political Military Affairs
Address at the forum, "Landmines: Human Rights and National Security" Sponsored by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, New York City, May 15, 2000
Good morning. Since I assumed my current position 2 years ago, I have made a number of presentations on the U.S. Humanitarian Demining Program, its objectives, and its accomplishments.
U.S. financial and physical assistance for humanitarian demining programs in countries throughout the world helps remove landmines that each year "kill or maim more than 25,000 people, mostly innocent civilians -- many of them women and children," the State Department's director of humanitarian demining programs told a suburban Washington audience April 2.