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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.

12 Aug 2014 description

Fact Sheet

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

August 11, 2014

20 Jun 2013 description

Washington, D.C. – In a fitting tribute to the success of the PEPFAR (the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) program, Secretary Kerry announced today that the one-millionth baby will be born HIV-free this month due to PEPFAR-supported prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs. At an event marking PEPFAR’s tenth anniversary, the Secretary also stated that there are thirteen countries at the programmatic “tipping point” in their AIDS epidemic.

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.

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.

11 May 2007 description


Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC

The President has authorized the use of $29.5 million from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance (ERMA) Fund to meet unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs related to conflicts in Somalia, Sudan, and Chad, and to meet refugee food needs in other African countries, the West Bank and Gaza.

06 Apr 2006 description

Funds will help stop spread of famine, diminish food insecurity in region

07 Mar 2006 description

Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC

24 Jun 2003 description


Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

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.

30 Aug 2002 description

Johannesburg, South Africa - Saying that poverty reduction requires increasing agricultural productivity, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Andrew Natsios has introduced a $148 million Initiative to End Hunger in Africa and raise agricultural production there by 2015.

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.

12 Jul 2001 description

Since July 1997, African Crisis Response Initiative (ACRI) training has been conducted in Senegal, Uganda, Malawi, Mali, Ghana, Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, and Kenya, a senior administration official told the U.S. House of Representatives July 12.
William M. Bellamy, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs, provided an update on ACRI to the House International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Africa.

27 Jun 2001 description

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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."