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16 Oct 2017 description

We can combat global hunger and malnutrition, but it takes a holistic approach to ensure long-lasting impact

World hunger is on the rise. Today, nearly one in 10 people around the world suffer from hunger.

The solution to combatting hunger seems simple — get food to people in need when they need it. And while we have answered the call time and time again in response to crises and humanitarian need, supporting food security requires much more than filling people’s bellies.

01 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN records more than 130 humanitarian access incidents in July, a 30 percent increase from June

  • WFP reaches 4.2 million beneficiaries to date in 2017, exceeds 2016 total

  • South Sudanese refugees surpass 1 million in Uganda, exceed projections in Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • In July, relief organizations recorded the highest number of monthly humanitarian access incidents in South Sudan since 2016, underscoring the arduous operating environment.

01 Sep 2017 description

Acting as farmers, caregivers, and meal managers, women in Uganda are the gatekeepers of nutrition and health for their families. Harnessing these women's critical role, the USAID-funded Lead Mother initiative gets women involved in delivering better nutrition and health to farming households through biofortified crops, which are bred to have higher levels of vital micronutrients.

08 Aug 2017 description

Situation

  • Uganda hosts the largest population of refugees and asylum-seekers in Africa. As of July 2017, more than 1.3 million people displaced from other nations are currently seeking refuge in Uganda, of whom nearly 978,000 are South Sudanese.

05 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Increased attacks on humanitarian personnel and property hinder humanitarian access

  • UN registers nearly 1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

  • WFP provides emergency food assistance to 3.4 million people in South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dire food insecurity persists despite UN removal of Famine designation in Unity

  • Approximately 6 million people projected to be severely food insecure in July

  • USG announces $199 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the South Sudan response

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing violence displaces an additional 200,000 people in April

  • Health actors report suspected cholera cases in Aburoc

  • USG announces $142 million in new humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Violence across South Sudan displaced an additional 200,000 people in April, increasing the total number of displaced people to 3.8 million, including 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 1.8 million refugees sheltering in neighboring countries.

09 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• High-level USG delegations visit South Sudan

• Violent clashes prompt internal displacement, additional refugees

• Insecurity results in temporary suspension of relief operations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 May 2017 description

By Mark Mitchell

One key to women’s empowerment is self-confidence. When a woman truly realizes her worth and can publicly act on that confidence, the world changes for her.

One woman living in the Karamoja region of Uganda—where tradition dictates much in the lives of men and women—had little confidence in her own abilities, that is until she was offered an opportunity to generate income for herself through USAID’s Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja Project.

25 Apr 2017 description
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Executive Summary

THE PRESIDENT’S MALARIA INITIATIVE STRATEGY FOR 2015–2020

The PMI Strategy for 2015–2020 takes into account the progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen, setting forth a vision, goal, objectives, and strategic approach for PMI through 2020, while reaffirming the longer-term goal of a world without malaria. Malaria prevention and control remains a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and this strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty.

08 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed actors ambush humanitarian convoy, killing six aid workers

  • GoRSS suspends proposed international worker fee increase

  • GoS opens new humanitarian corridor from Sudan to South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Famine declared in two counties in South Sudan’s Unity State

  • UN calls for improved humanitarian access amid ongoing insecurity

  • Health actors record more than 5,300 suspected cholera cases

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Mar 2017 description

OVERVIEW

• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.