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04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

27 Feb 2014 description
Secretary's Preface

Introduction

26 Sep 2012 description

In honor of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ second anniversary, the United States is pleased to announce that total investment in support of the Alliance and clean cookstoves has reached up to $114 million. This investment represents a nearly $10 million increase over the past year and will help the Alliance achieve its goal of enabling 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.

24 May 2012 description
Introduction to the 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Fact Sheet

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

May 24, 2012

09 Dec 2011 description

POSTED BY KATHARYN LINDEMANN / DECEMBER 10, 2011

Katharyn Lindemann serves in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues.

30 Jun 2009 description

RESULTS AT A GLANCE, FY 2008

- The United States obligated more than $1 billion in support of water and sanitation

- More than $815 million was obligated to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation and promote hygiene in 95 countries worldwide

- Investments in all water and sanitation activities in Sub-Saharan Africa reached more than $648 million

- USAID's drinking water and sanitation for 7.7 million and 6.3 million people, respectively

Executive Summary

The Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (the WfP Act) was signed into law on December …

02 May 2008 description

President says new 2009 funds needed to deal with global food crisis

By Kathryn McConnell

13 Sep 2007 description

Holistic approach built on food security can stabilize postwar societies

By David McKeeby

30 Jun 2007 description

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

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.

07 Mar 2006 description

Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC

19 Dec 2005 description


State Department releases chronology of activities spanning 143 years

The United States has spent more than a billion dollars in the past dozen years on humanitarian land mine removal efforts around the world.

This money has been spent to remove land mines, pay for educational messages on the risks posed by mines, help victims of mine injuries, and fund research and development to improve existing humanitarian mine removal programs.

10 May 2005 description

Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC

20 Apr 2005 description

Natsios cites Haiti, Sudan, Ethiopia, Afghanistan as "critically" important

By Berta Gomez, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington - U.S. assistance to fragile or crisis-prone countries needs to be faster and more flexible, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Andrew Natsios says.

"We want more flexibility; we want to be able to move more rapidly" to help countries facing crisis or rapid change, Natsios said in April 20 testimony before a Foreign Operations panel of the House Appropriations Committee.

25 Feb 2003 description


Global food crises have pushed food aid requirements to their highest point ever while food aid availability has dropped to it lowest point in five years, according to the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

11 Jan 2002 description

The U.S. National Intelligence Council (NIC) has released a report identifying 20 humanitarian emergencies worldwide, affecting approximately 42 million people. "Global Humanitarian Emergencies: Trends and Projections, 2001-2002" predicts that the international community will continue to respond and provide aid to these countries, but that resources will remain below needs.

11 Apr 2001 description

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.

18 Dec 2000 description

The U.S. State Department announced December 18 that the United States will make an initial contribution of $125 million dollars for the 2001 programs of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the world's leading agency in providing assistance and support to 23 million people who have fled their homelands.

15 May 2000 description


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.