Kabul, Afghanistan – Today sees the first group of young female entrepreneurs graduate from Startup Valley, Afghanistan’s first private business incubator. Operated by AGHAEZ Professional Services and supported by USAID: Promote Women in the Economy (WIE), Startup Valley encourages the entrepreneurial mindset in youth, especially female university graduates. Out of over 150 applications, and 30 selected candidates, these 17 young women completed the incubation program and are now taking their business concepts to market.
Cholera transmission declines countrywide, persists in Budi and Juba counties
WFP reaches 4.5 million people with food assistance to date in 2017
Relief actors record 830 humanitarian access incidents from January–September
Ar Raqqah offensive displaces nearly 268,800 people since April; up to 8,000 people remain in two neighborhoods in city of Ar Raqqah
Humanitarian convoys reach city of Dayr az Zawr following SARG military advances into the city in September
USG humanitarian assistance to Syria reaches nearly $7.5 billion since start of Syria crisis
Poverty, armed conflict, regional instability, and recurring environmental shocks contribute to food insecurity in Cameroon. The nation faces a serious level of hunger, with nearly a third of children under five years of age suffering from chronic malnutrition, according to the 2016 Global Hunger Index.
Addis Ababa, October 16, 2017 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched a suite of four activities to address preventable maternal and child deaths in Ethiopia. These “Transform” activities will support the Government of Ethiopia’s overall efforts to prevent child and maternal deaths. USAID is investing approximately $181 million (USD) in these activities through 2022. The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is also providing support.
• Health agencies record nearly 772,000 suspected cholera cases and 2,132 related deaths as of September 30
• Approximately 1.5 million civil servants have not received consistent salary payments since September 2016
• Bureaucratic obstructions, insecurity, and lack of humanitarian access continue to constrain response efforts
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.
Vulnerable populations in six Southern African countries will likely require humanitarian assistance through mid-2018
FAW infestations reported in at least eight Southern Africa countries
USAID/FFP provides nearly $47 million in additional funding to improve food security throughout the region
Port-au-Prince, le vendredi 13 octobre 2017 – Haïti se classe au troisième rang mondial parmi les pays les plus touchés par les phénomènes météorologiques extrêmes. Cette année seulement, moins d’un an après le cyclone dévastateur Matthew, le pays a été touché par deux autres cyclones majeurs – Irma et Maria – qui ont balayé la côte Nord d’Haïti, provoquant des inondations. Une réponse bien préparée et immédiate est nécessaire afin de prévenir les pénuries alimentaires et la faim qui peuvent souvent succéder une catastrophe de grande ampleur.
Humanitarian needs remain high for vulnerable populations along the contact line
Exposure to mines, ERW impedes access to basic services and resources
USAID/OFDA partners provide critical health, protection, shelter, and WASH assistance to vulnerable populations in eastern Ukraine
Violence in DRC continues to generate population movement, critical humanitarian needs
Heavy rainfall and resultant flooding in South Kivu results in 12 deaths, nearly 20 injuries, and an estimated 90 missing persons
The GoI commences military operations to retake Hawija and Shirqat from ISIS on September 21
Political tensions increase in Iraq following September 25 Kurdish independence referendum
USG contributes more than $601 million to the Iraq humanitarian response in FY 2017