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19 Oct 2017 description
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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.

17 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Oct 2017 description

Situation

  • 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.

17 Oct 2017 description

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.

16 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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.

16 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

14 Oct 2017 description

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.

14 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

14 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS