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12 Aug 2014 description

Fact Sheet

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

August 11, 2014

19 Aug 2011 description

Rwanda, with a population of 11 million, is a constitutional republic dominated by a strong presidency. In August voters elected President Paul Kagame to a second seven-year term with 93.1 percent of the vote.

25 Oct 2007 description

President's Malaria Initiative expands to eight more countries

By Jeffrey Thomas

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.

23 Jan 2007 description

President recaps successes, outlines next steps

The following fact sheet was released by the White House as a companion document to President Bush's 2007 State of the Union Address:

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The White House
Office of Communication

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.

30 Jun 2005 description

Andrew Natsios , U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator

Washington, DC
June 30, 2005

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.

02 Jul 2003 description

Fact Sheet
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Humanitarian Demining Programs
Washington, DC

24 Jun 2003 description

Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

A decade ago single-party states and military dictatorships were the norm in sub-Saharan Africa. The 2003 Freedom House report, using its stringent criteria, lists 18 African countries as free. Many more countries have made significant strides toward free and fair elections, effective governance and respect for internationally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms. Some long-term civil wars have concluded or may be near resolution.

09 Jul 2002 description

Added U.S. funding of $12.4 million to the World Food Program will feed refugees across Africa for one month, State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher said in a statement issued July 9.

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.

27 Jun 2001 description

Office of the Spokesman
For Immediate Release

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.

21 Nov 2000 description

The Clinton administration has built a "forward-looking, informed, and enduring relationship" between the United States and Africa, but the next administration, Congress, and the small but growing constituency in the United States that cares about Africa must "build on this legacy ... to ensure there is no turning back on the road to full partnership."

01 Nov 2000 description

The Department of State announced November 1 that the United States will contribute $250,000 towards an assessment of how best to improve the efforts of the United Nations to meet the needs of internally displaced persons.

19 Sep 2000 description

The next U.S. administration following the Clinton presidency will inherit a "heavy responsibility to maintain and expand" the close U.S.-Africa partnership that has been put in place and fostered during the past eight years, says Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Susan Rice.

12 Jul 2000 description

U.S. Department of State
Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Washington, DC July 12, 2000