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USAID Responds: Pakistan Flood Relief

Submitted by Ryan Cherlin A tragedy of epic proportions, the floods in Pakistan have already affected more than 12 million people. Rain continues to fall, water levels are still rising, and the country’s dams are already operating at high capacity. An estimated 1,500 have perished, millions are left vulnerable without access to healthcare, and more […]

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NBA and WNBA Bring Nets to Senegal but Grab Mosquitoes, not Baskets

Submitted by: Susan Telingator On Friday, August 6, USAID/Senegal was pleased to be a part of the effort to distribute long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Campaign and NBA Cares programs in Rufisque, a suburb of Dakar. Teams of NBA (National Basketball Association) and WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) […]

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Jordan Celebrates International Youth Day

More than 650 youth from across the Kingdom of Jordan gathered at a mountain top over looking Petra last week to celebrate International Youth Day.  The day long celebration included Jordanian music and folk dances, contests, sketches, and workshops. During his remarks to the participants, USAID|Jordan Mission Director Jay Knott quoted King Abdullah II saying […]

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Great Gains for Tiny Timor-Leste – Reflections from the Road Part 2

Development Half a World Away: Field Visit Day Two and Departure By Frank Young, USAID’s Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia It was the second day of our field trip to visit USAID projects in rural Timor-Leste.  That morning, we headed down the mountain to participate in a harvest ceremony of high-value horticulture crops being […]

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Great Gains for Tiny Timor-Leste – Reflections from the Road

Development Half a World Away: Arrival and Field Visit Day One Submitted by Frank Young, USAID Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia I touched down at the one-building international airport in Dili, Timor-Leste, on July 24 and was met by Mission Director Mark White. As we dashed to his car, he told me that he […]

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Microfinance is Boosting Entrepreneurs in Southern Sudan

Submitted by Angela Stephens Last month, USAID sponsored the First Southern Sudan Microfinance Conference, giving experts and practitioners an opportunity to exchange views about how to build the sector, which is still in its infancy in Southern Sudan. In 2003, when USAID helped establish the in Southern Sudan, a region the size of France. Since […]

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Laikipia and Beyond Unity Cup

Submitted by Nicole Enerson Cameroonian soccer star, Samuel Eto’o, encourages young athletes at a “green soccer tournament” in Rift Valley Province, Kenya The Laikipia Wildlife Forum, a USAID partner for the past 10 years, hosted a 6 week “green tournament” in Laikipia District. The aim of the Laikipia Beyond Unity Cup (LUC) was “to harness […]

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Picture of the Week

Learn more about how USAID is assisting with flood relief for Pakistan. For individuals and organizations who wish to help those affected by the floods, USAID encourages cash donations be made to humanitarian organizations already working in the affected areas. Nothing will get there faster or help more. Working with mGive, Americans are contributing to […]

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USAID – From the Field

Submitted by Abby Sugrue. In Honduras the signing of USAID’s new bilateral assistance agreement for the Central American Regional Security Initiative (CARSI).  This agreement supports youth and communities that are vulnerable to crime, violence, gangs, and drug trafficking by providing them with vocational skills, safe alternatives to gangs, better governance, and improved infrastructure.   In Bangladesh […]

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USAID In the News – August 2-6

On Tuesday, Administrator Shah joined President Obama at the White House for the President’s Town Hall with young African leaders to discuss their vision for Africa for the next 50 years.  USAID programs highlight America’s commitment to supporting the next generation of African leaders. On Wednesday, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah joined Secretary of State […]

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