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In Morocco, Perseverance and Good Luck Ensure Three Young Boys a Quality Education

By Dr. Helen Boyle, Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy at Florida State University In early December education leaders, donors and partners met to discuss and plan for the future of early grade education in the Middle East and North Africa at the All Children Learning Workshop in Rabat, Morocco. Youssef, Moustafa and Redouan were lucky boys.  […]

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Behind the Scenes: Interview with Andrew Hoell on Dryness Conditions in East Africa

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In this edition of our “Behind the Scenes” Interview blog series, we chat with Dr. Andrew Hoell on dryness conditions in East Africa and the impact of climate change on food and water security. Read more >>

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From the Field in Lebanon: Learning that Water Is Everyone’s Responsibility

The king of the puppets considers solutions for water shortage, during a USAID-sponsored performance in the Bekaa, Lebanon. The shows were part of USAID’s partnership with the Lebanese government to increase awareness about water conservation. Photo credit: USAID

Children in Lebanon learn of the importance of efficient management of the region’s water resources. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Youth Initiatives in West Bank/Gaza

This week’s “Video of the Week” was produced by youth as part of the Ruwwad Youth Empowerment Project about USAID’s youth programming in the West Bank and Gaza. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

Administrator Rajiv Shah and Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo Credit: Pat Adams, USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of June 24, 2013. Read more >>

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USAID Boosts Agricultural Production in Yemen

Acting AA Romanowski meets with a Yemini farmer to discuss how USAID’s Community Livelihoods Project is helping Yemen’s agricultural sector. Photo credit: Dorelyn Jose, USAID/Yemen CLP

During a recent visit to Yemen, Assistant Administrator for the Middle East had the opportunity to see the many ways that USAID is boosting agriculture in the country. Read more >>

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Food Voucher Program Gives Palestinian Families Choices and Supports the Local Economy

Thanks to the USAID/WFP voucher card system, families can purchase the basic foods they need most. Photo credit: WFP/Quique Kierszenbaum

A food assistance voucher program in West Bank provides more than food to Palestinian families. Read more >>

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New Learn-to-Read Method in Yemen Shows Early Promise

Students at the Aisha School. Photo credit: Emily Walker, USAID

USAID’s partnership with Yemen’s Ministry of Education and local governments is making education more accessible to Yemeni children. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: President Obama Visits West Bank

Pres. Obama meets girls in West Bank Gaza

On March 21, President Barack Obama returned to West Bank to deliver remarks to the Palestinian people. Read more >>

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Water Projects as part of the Middle East Regional Cooperation Program (Part 4)

A Moroccan farmer makes use of a USAID SMS advisory service to plan irrigation for his crops. Photo credit: USAID

USAID’s Middle East Regional Cooperation Program brings together Arab and Israeli scientists and students to create and share solutions to regional development challenges like water while promoting a peaceful exchange between neighbors. Read more >>

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