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15 Dec 2017 description

Les États-Unis ont adopté des dispositions pour soutenir l’accès à l’eau potable pour les citoyens haïtiens et continuer de lutter contre le choléra. Le Projet Eau et Assainissement de l’Agence Américaine pour le Développement International (USAID), soutient l’objectif que les États-Unis partagent avec le gouvernement haïtien pour étendre l’accès à l’eau potable et l’assainissement aux communautés vulnérables, le front de lutte le plus important contre le choléra et d’autres maladies hydriques.

14 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Acute food insecurity likely to persist across the Lake Chad Basin through at least mid-2018

• The UN requests $157 million to support 293,000 Nigerian refugees and host community members in Lake Chad Basin during 2018

• The UN allocates $13.4 million to the NHF to deliver multi-sector assistance for 950,000 people in northeastern Nigeria

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

14 Dec 2017 description

SITUATION

  • In Yemen, an estimated 22.2 million people require humanitarian assistance in order to meet their basic needs, including 17.8 million people who require emergency food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), as of December 2017.

12 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • KSA-led Coalition-imposed port closures interrupt commercial and humanitarian imports, resulting in food and fuel shortages, sharp price increases

  • Many areas of Yemen likely to experience Famine levels of acute food insecurity within three to four months

  • 2018 Yemen HNO identifies 22.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Dec 2017 description

Today, the United States is announcing nearly $130 million in emergency food assistance to Yemen. This brings total U.S. humanitarian assistance to the people of Yemen to nearly $768 million since October 2016.

The United States remains gravely concerned about the worsening humanitarian situation in Yemen, where protracted conflict has led to the world's largest food security emergency and the world's worst cholera outbreak. More than 17 million people are at risk of severe hunger or starvation.

11 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IASC activates a six-month systemwide L3 response in DRC

  • USUN Ambassador Nikki R. Haley travels to DRC to observe humanitarian conditions

  • Crisis-level food insecurity to persist through May 2018 in some conflictaffected areas

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

08 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intensified SARG aerial and artillery attacks in Eastern Ghouta result in more than 200 civilian deaths

  • Health organizations stress urgent need for improved medical resources amid deteriorating humanitarian conditions

  • Explosive hazard contamination in Ar Raqqah causes multiple returnee casualties

  • Despite insecurity, interagency convoys reach conflict-affected populations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• IDPs in CAR increase by 50 percent since January, UN reports

• Relief actors record 13 aid worker and 14 peacekeeper deaths in CAR in 2017

• Relief actors in Bangassou suspend operations due to insecurity; nearly 500,000 people in need

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Dec 2017 description

East Africa’s economic growth is among the fastest in the world and its countries are becoming increasingly integrated and interdependent. USAID supports regional institutions, including the East African Community (EAC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and their member states to address issues that require collaboration between countries.

05 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Targeted violence and armed clashes result in aid worker and civilian deaths

  • WFP convoy transports emergency food assistance from Sudan to Aweil, South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

04 Dec 2017 description

In Liberia, gender biases result in severe limitations to women’s inclusion at all levels. USAID/Liberia regards gender as a crosscutting theme and works to integrate gender issues across its entire portfolio. We work with government to address gender constraints and promote equitable and inclusive development by promoting access to economic opportunities for women; increasing women’s political participation; and increasing women’s access to critical social services, including education and health.

PROGRAM AREAS:

04 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Continued armed group attacks result in displacement and insecurity across the region

  • Multiple food security analyses anticipate that many households in northeastern Nigeria will face an elevated risk of acute food insecurity through mid-2018

  • Transport delays continue to disrupt humanitarian distributions to northeast Nigeria

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

01 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG revokes specific economic sanctions related to Sudan, GoS

  • GoS authorities secure release of abducted humanitarian worker

  • WFP provides emergency food assistance to 3 million people across Sudan in July and August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

01 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity in Libya continues to generate displacement, humanitarian needs

  • UN records 23 civilian deaths in October as a result of conflict in Libya

  • Access to cash and health care, as well as safety and security, remain key needs among conflict-affected populations

  • Donors contribute $85.7 million toward the 2017 Libya HRP as of December

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

30 Nov 2017 description
  • The world's first development impact bond (DIB) in healthcare is focused on improving the quality of care among private maternity care providers in Rajasthan.
  • If successful, up to 10,000 maternal and newborn deaths could be averted over a five-year period.
  • Partners include USAID, UBS Optimus Foundation, Palladium, PSI, HLFPPT and MSD for Mothers.

The world's first healthcare development impact bond aimed at reducing the number of maternal and newborn deaths in Rajasthan, India, launches today.

28 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Food security in Somalia deteriorated between August and October due to ongoing conflict and drought conditions

• USAID partners in Kenya remain prepared to respond to civil unrest following the country’s repeat election in October

• Nearly 40 percent of the approximately 578,000 IDPs in Ethiopia’s Oromiya Region lack adequate shelter

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Nov 2017 description

Building on over a decade of partnership and collaboration with the Government of Liberia (GOL),
USAID/Liberia’s health program seeks to improve the health status of all Liberians, especially the most vulnerable: women, girls, newborns, children under age five, and most recently Ebola survivors. USAID pursues this goal through interventions that support the GOL’s Investment Plan for Building a Resilient Health System in Liberia 2015-2021. Our work is guided by the following objectives:

17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Early recovery operations continue in Dominica and other hurricane-affected countries in the Caribbean

• USAID/FFP contributes $2,000,000 to provide emergency food assistance and cash transfers for food to affected communities across Dominica

• USAID/OFDA partner IFRC supports economic recovery in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing violence and insecurity in Rakhine State displaces nearly 620,000 people to Bangladesh

  • Humanitarian access constraints impede delivery of relief assistance to affected populations in Rakhine

  • USG announces more than $47 million in additional assistance for the Rakhine crisis

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

14 Nov 2017 description

In August 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured Ninewa Governorate’s town of Sinjar and surrounding villages, killing and abducting thousands of ethnic and religious minorities and prompting the displacement of approximately 50,000 people from Sinjar Mountain.

In response, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) activated a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), deploying a team of humanitarian experts to coordinate relief efforts from Erbil, Iraq.