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15 Dec 2005 description


USAID Headquarters
Washington, DC
MR. HESS: We have a pretty busy agenda this afternoon and I'm going to - there's a bunch of people who have a big role to play in this, but let me start off by introducing Assistant Administrator Fred Schieck, who's going to kick us off today. Fred?

MR. SCHIECK: Thank you, Mike.

18 Nov 2005 description

A Joint Evaluation from Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden and The United Kingdom

24 Oct 2005 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

Background

- 7.6 earthquake (depth 10 kilometres) hit at 08.50 Pakistan time (03.50 GMT), on 8 October with the epicentre in the Muzaffarabad area, 95km north-northeast of Islamabad (highly populated).

21 Oct 2005 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

Background

- 7.6 earthquake (depth 10 kilometres) hit at 08.50 Pakistan time (03.50 GMT), on 8 October with the epicentre in the Muzaffarabad area, 95km north-northeast of Islamabad (highly populated).

20 Oct 2005 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
Background

- 7.6 earthquake (depth 10 kilometres) hit at 08.50 Pakistan time (03.50 GMT), on 8 October with the epicentre in the Muzaffarabad area, 95km north-northeast of Islamabad (highly populated).

19 Oct 2005 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
Background

- 7.6 earthquake (depth 10 kilometres) hit at 08.50 Pakistan time (03.50 GMT), on 8 October with the epicentre in the Muzaffarabad area, 95km north-northeast of Islamabad (highly populated).

18 Oct 2005 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
Background

- 7.6 earthquake (depth 10 kilometres) hit at 08.50 Pakistan time (03.50 GMT), on 8 October with the epicentre in the Muzaffarabad area, 95km north-northeast of Islamabad (highly populated).

18 Oct 2005 description

Washington - U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Michael Mosely says the reach and mobility of the Air Force allows the United States to provide aid and assistance in the wake of a humanitarian disaster more swiftly than any other nation in the world.

Currently, the U.S.

17 Oct 2005 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
- 7.6 earthquake (depth 10 kilometres) hit at 08.50 Pakistan time (03.50 GMT), on 8 October with the epicentre in the Muzaffarabad area, 95km north-northeast of Islamabad (highly populated).

- Severe damage in six districts of Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP) and five districts of Pakistan administered Kashmir. Towns in Indian administered Kashmir also affected (centred around Srinagar).

11 Oct 2005 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

10 Oct 2005 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

10 Oct 2005 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

- 7.6 earthquake (depth 10 kilometres) hit at 08.50 Pakistan time (03.50 GMT), with the epicentre in the Muzaffarabad area, 95km north-northeast of Islamabad (highly populated). Northern end of Indo-Eurasian plate.

- Severe damage in Pakistan administered Kashmir. Towns in Indian administered Kashmir also affected. No clear picture emerging from affected region in North West Frontier Province.

- Road to Muzaffarabad re-opened for medium size vehicles but highly congested.

09 Oct 2005 description


I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
7.6 earthquake (depth 10 kilometres) hit at 08.50 Pakistan time (03.50 GMT), with the epicentre in the Muzaffarabad area, 95km north-northeast of Islamabad (highly populated). Northern end of Indo-Eurasian plate.

08 Oct 2005 description

The SDC is monitoring the situation in the disaster area through its offices in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

01 Oct 2005 description


Afghan voters go to the polls

On September 18, 2005, Afghans voted to elect representatives to the country’s Parliament and Provincial Councils. The elections are the last step in the December 2001 Bonn Agreement, which ushered in the post-Taliban government.

09 May 2005 description

...I am encouraged to find myself in front of an international audience because I think that the international commitment, its support and broad consensus on Afghanistan is crucial for our success. This effective multilateralism is one of the reasons why Afghanistan has witnessed such a positive development for the last 3 years. But of course, the main reason for the Afghan success-story lies with Afghanistan herself, the Afghan people who have taken their destiny in their own hands with courage and determination.

06 May 2005 description

Special Edition: Capacity Building

What is capacity building?

Capacity building involves the transfer of technical knowledge and skills to people involved in a project or activity so that they can maintain or expand it once USAID has left. This principle is important because:

  • Donor funding stays in country and provides more bang for the buck: Capacity building ensures that the impact and results of money spent on reconstruction programs does not stop when the programs themselves are no longer funded.
30 Apr 2005 description

Radio-Broadcast Warning of Dam Break Saves Thousands of Lives in Afghanistan

After a winter marked by heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures, spring rains have brought relief to areas affected by years of drought. While this has been welcome in many cases, the spring thaw has also brought flooding and extremely high water levels in many areas. On March 29, an ancient dam was unable to contain the high water levels coming from the mountains and broke, suddenly flooding the southeastern city of Ghazni and other villages.