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Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate
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Sri Lanka -- Lieutenant Dave Chesson from the U.S. Embassy delivered donated equipment today to assist with demining efforts in the former war-affected areas of Sri Lanka. This particular shipment is valued at nearly 300 million Sri Lankan rupees and just a part of continuing U.S. assistance with demining efforts across the country since 2009. Major General Lasantha Wickramasuriya, Chief Field Engineer, and Brigadier Jagath Gunawardane, Commander Engineer Brigade, received the donated equipment from the U.S. Embassy.
New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction
To meet the urgent needs of victims of the recent landslides in Koslanda, the United States Government has provided 6.5 million Sri Lankan Rupees ($50,000) for emergency humanitarian assistance. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is working closely with Sri Lanka’s National Disaster Relief Services Center and international aid partners to coordinate the donation of most urgently-needed items.
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How can the countries of South Asia better cooperate in the planning and response to natural disasters? This was the topic of a workshop held April 22-28 in Cambridge, Mass. The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), in collaboration with the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) and the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) of Government hosted the weeklong workshop on ‘U.S.-South Asia Leader Engagement Program’ at Harvard University.
U.S. Ambassador Patricia A. Butenis announced a new donation from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) of $5.5 million (Rs. 610.5 million) of food aid to support the return of people displaced by the conflict in the North during a ceremony with Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development and Special Advisor to the President.
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Pacific Angel 10-4 Public Affairs
8/17/2010 - PUDDALAM TOWNSHIP, Sri Lanka -- A team of more than 20 U.S., Sri Lankan, and Mongolian civil engineers started repairing a dilapidated school here Aug. 16, as part of Operation Pacific Angel-Sri Lanka.
The engineers dug trenches, laid water lines to the outdoor restroom facilities, and built classrooms at the Semandaluma Kanishta Vidyalaya school. As the mission continues, the team will also paint the buildings, repair and upgrade a shower facility, and install water faucets -- among other tasks.
13th Air Force Public Affairs
8/2/2010 - JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR HICKAM, Hawaii -- Representatives from the United States Pacific Command will join Sri Lankan partners to provide humanitarian and civic assistance to civilians in central and western Sri Lanka as part of Operation Pacific Angel 2010 scheduled August 14 through 22.
Operation Pacific Angel is a joint and combined humanitarian assistance operation conducted in the Pacific area of responsibility to support U.S.
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Colombo - September 28, 2009 - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the development agency of the U.S. Government, sponsored two training programs to strengthen the ability of local officials to deliver services to Eastern Province residents.
Release no. 20090909
Colombo, September 9, 2009: The United States Pacific Command is providing training and equipment to the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) to assist its demining efforts. This training will build additional SLA capacity to clear mines in the Northern Province and expedite the safe return of displaced people to their homes and livelihoods. The training is being conducted at the Sri Lanka School of Military Engineering (SLSME) at Embilipitiya. The U.S.
By Stephen Kaufman, Staff Writer
Washington - U.S.
Release no. 20090819A
Colombo, August 19, 2009: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is providing $2 million for short-term assistance to benefit 200,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs). This brings USAID's contribution of non-food aid assistance this year to a total of $8 million.
Rebecca Cohn, USAID Mission Director said, "USAID is supporting the work of NGOs to ensure that the needs of displaced Sri Lankans are met.
Release no. 20090819
Colombo, August 19, 2009: The U.S. Government is contributing an additional $6 million for demining activities in Sri Lanka's Northern Province to help people displaced by the conflict return to their homes as quickly as possible.
This funding, through the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political and Military Affairs Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (State/PMWRA), was granted to four nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) currently working on demining activities in Sri Lanka.
Release no. 20090810
Colombo - August 10, 2009: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a new donation of $15 million (Rs. 1.724 billion) of food aid to support the early return of people displaced by the conflict in the North. Consisting of wheat, lentils and vegetable oil, USAID's second shipment of vital food aid this year will be consigned to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and will fulfill the essential food needs of 300,000 people for four months.
With this latest donation, USAID, the development agency of the U.S.
Colombo, July 31, 2009: 26 containers of medical equipment and supplies donated by the United States Pacific Command and valued at $1.6 million have cleared customs and were received yesterday by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health. According to the Memorandum of Understanding signed on July 10, 2009, by the two countries, the goods will be quickly transferred to hospitals in the Northern provinces to aid those still awaiting return to their homes. Maj. Jose Orozco, Chief of the Office for Defense Cooperation at the US Embassy, Sgt. Peter Lettieri of the Defense Attache's Office, and Dr.
Colombo, May 12, 2009: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), has donated $6 million (Rs 720.5 million) for non-food aid assistance to provide short-term, life-saving interventions for IDPs in northern Sri Lanka.
This is in addition to USAID's recent announcement of a $15 million (Rs 1.8 billion) donation of food aid to the U.N.
Despite difficulty of creating early warning centers, progress is being made
By Cheryl Pellerin, Staff Writer
Washington - Four years after the deadliest tsunami in recorded history took the lives of 227,898 people and displaced 1.7 million, the coastal nations of the Indian Ocean, with help from the United States and other countries, have created a small margin of safety for themselves against a future onslaught by the sea.
The tragedy mobilized international experts and funding for a years-long effort to bolster and, in some cases, create a regional capacity to monitor lands and …