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USAID in the Middle East: using data to improve regional water management (Part 3)

In Egypt, a team using USAID’s Program Management Information System (PRISM) to monitor the status of 3,000 water and wastewater construction projects around the country validates system data with a site visit. Photo credit: USAID

USAID has supported Egypt’s water sector – including its water and wastewater utilities – for more than three decades. Read more >>

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USAID in the Middle East: Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Part 2)

A map of cultivation areas made by the FEWS NET famine early warning project helps decision makers adapt to and mitigate climate change.

In the 1980s, USAID created the Famine Early Warning Systems Network to monitor and predict developments that affect food security in the Middle East and other areas. Read more >>

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USAID in the Middle East: Using Data to Improve Regional Water Management (Part 1)

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Few places are drier than the Middle East and North Africa. Host to 5 percent of the world’s population, the region has only 1 percent of the world’s renewable fresh water.

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Why Institution Building in the West Bank is Critical for a Palestinian State

Mara Rudman serves as assistant administrator for the Middle East.

Mara Rudman, AA for Middle East, recently spoke on a panel about U.S. support to Palestinian institution building at the 2013 American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference. Read more >>

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Assistant Secretary Anne Richard and Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg Meet With Syrian Refugees

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Assistant Secretary Anne Richards and Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg met with Turkish partners and assistance providers to discuss the needs of Syrian refugees and ongoing humanitarian assistance efforts. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Administrator Shah Travels to Turkey to Visit Syrian Refugees

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This week, USAID Administrator Shah traveled to Turkey where he met with senior officials to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria and assistance for those affected by the crisis. While in Turkey, Administrator Shah met with senior Turkish Officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) along with […]

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USAID Helps Palestinian Olive Farmers Improve Harvests of “Liquid Gold”

During my recent visit to Jenin, in the northern West Bank, I had the chance to visit the Canaan Fair Trade Company. With USAID assistance, Canaan is helping Palestinian growers increase their yields and tap into the rapidly growing global market in organic, fair trade products. The projects I saw showed how relatively modest investments […]

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On the Road Again: USAID’s Mobile Medical Teams Resume Serving Yemen’s Marginalized People

During my recent visit to Yemen I had the opportunity to view many of the ways in which USAID is supporting development in the country. I was particularly impressed by USAID’s successful effort to provide local communities with basic medical services. Yemen faces many challenges, but few are as daunting as providing medical care to […]

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Pounds of Prevention: Focus on Locusts

Imagine discovering that within a few hours your entire crop for the season had been consumed by unwelcome visitors. In this edition of “Pounds of Prevention,” USAID examines the desert locust, a pest that affects the lives of millions of people in more than 65 countries throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia, an […]

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USAID in the News: Weekly Briefing (9/12/2011 – 9/16/2011)

September 9: Last Friday, The Christian Science Monitor published a story about one of USAID’s partners that is connecting mobile phone users with aid and relief workers in the Middle East. The article explains how text messaging is enabling development workers to learn what’s happening in the region and give out information on where people can […]

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