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19 Jun 2018 description

USAID has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation or abuse of any kind among staff or implementing partners. Sexual misconduct strikes at the very heart of development — respect for human dignity. In March 2018, USAID Administrator Mark Green established the Action Alliance for Preventing Sexual Misconduct (AAPSM) with two objectives: preventing sexual harassment in the workplace and protecting beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse.

WHAT IS SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE?

19 Jun 2018 description

U.S. Food Assistance Helps Syrian Refugees Regain Stability

Syria’s brutal civil war is now in its seventh year. The UN Refugee Agency estimates 13 million people in Syria are suffering from violence, displacement or lack of access to basics like food. Another 5.6 million people have fled Syria to seek safety in neighboring countries.

U.S. emergency food assistance is helping millions of people in Syria and Syrian refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to get by.

Syria

19 Jun 2018 description

When Nyantau Machoch and her six children arrived in eastern Ethiopia’s Jewi refugee camp, they were relieved and grateful to receive nutrient-packed biscuits, the first food they had eaten in days. The family had traveled through the bush on foot from their home in war-torn South Sudan, as gunshots rang out around them. They survived on leaves and wild fruits, which filled their stomachs but made them sick.

19 Jun 2018 description

USAID’s work to eliminate health system bottlenecks can yield an average return on investment of 6 to 1, and will make available around $26.9 billion in public and private funds in the health sector.

14 Jun 2018 description

Consecutive seasons of drought have disrupted livelihoods and negatively affected food security and nutrition conditions across Ethiopia. By March 2018, the Government of Ethiopia and UN estimated that nearly 7.9 million people required emergency food assistance, including 1.8 million people in the country’s Somali Region. Drought has displaced thousands of people in Somali, impeding access to basic services.

14 Jun 2018 description

Natural Disaster Monthly Highlights for June: 01 Jun to 12 Jun 2018

• 3 provinces affected by flood, river bank erosion and dry spell

• 3 natural disaster incidents recorded, reportedly 215 families were affected

• 7 joint rapid assessments conducted by IOM, ANDMA and other partners

• So far; 304 families (2,128 individuals) verified in need of humanitarian assistance (NFI, ES and food items)

• IOM distributed relief assistance to 143 families (1,001 individuals) affected by river bank erosion

13 Jun 2018 description

Monsoon-induced flooding occurs annually in Nepal, resulting in deaths; population displacement; and damage to crops, houses, and infrastructure. Although monsoon rainfall is vital for agricultural production, heavy rains also increase risks for vulnerable populations.

13 Jun 2018 description

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan,
REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hardto-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.

13 Jun 2018 description

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan, REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hardto-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.

13 Jun 2018 description

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan, REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hard to-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.

13 Jun 2018 description

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan, REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hardto-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.

13 Jun 2018 description

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan, REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hardto-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.

12 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 84,000 Congolese have fled to neighboring Uganda to date in 2018

  • Continued FAW infestations could reduce harvests in eastern DRC

  • USG, relief organizations respond to Ebola outbreak in northwestern DRC

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Jun 2018 description

Natural Disaster Monthly Highlights for May: 01 May to 31 May 2018

• 20 provinces affected by flood, earthquake, landslide and dry spell

• 30 natural disaster incidents recorded, reportedly over 8,000 families were affected

• 138 joint rapid assessments conducted by IOM, ANDMA and other partners

• So far; 6,757 families (46,947 individuals) verified in need of humanitarian assistance (NFI, ES and food items)

08 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting in Unity displaces populations, worsens humanitarian needs

  • Famine risk increases in parts of Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei, Unity, and Western Bahr el Ghazal

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches 2.6 million people with emergency food assistance in April

KEY DEVELOPMENTS