USAID’s assistance to the victims of massive flooding in Pakistan received continuing coverage with stories by NPR’s All Things Considered and Christian Science Monitor.  USAID Administrator Shah’s remarks appeared in a Reuters story on the larger effects of the disaster on August 8th and acting OFDA Director Mark Ward provided additional information at the State Department’s daily press briefing on August 10th.

USAID’s commitment to assist the people of Haiti was highlighted with the Associated Press coverage of the inauguration of the Haiti Apparel Center in Port-au-Prince while the Los Angeles Times explored programs to ease unemployment.

USAID Administrator Shah spoke in Seattle, Washington about the impact of technology on development.