Fact Sheets

Project Snapshot:
Total Funding:  $2,298,579*
Project Duration:  May 2014 - May 2018
Implementing Partner: Foundation Mediacentar
   Core local partners: Vasa Prava (Your Rights), Analitika, and Prava za Sve (Rights for All)
 
 *Incl. 15% matching funds from Open Society Fund
 
The Challenge

The heaviest rainfall in recorded history caused widespread floods and some 2,000 landslides across Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in May 2014, destroying everything in their path and affecting one-quarter of the country’s population. Bridges, roads and other infrastructure were damaged extensively. Some 80,000 homes were lost or damaged. Businesses and farms incurred minor to total losses of crops and animals, places of business, inventories, equipment and machinery, and most businesses were still not functioning three months later. Damages and losses are estimated at more than $2 billion. New flooding in early August was a setback to recovery efforts, and in some areas was more damaging than the May floods.

In 2003, upon the request of the Government of Nepal, USAID provided technical and financial support to institutionalize the newly formed Peace Secretariat and the peace negotiation process. This assistance eventually led to the USAID-supported Nepal Transition to Peace (NTTP) Initiative in 2005.

The Strengthening Political Parties, Electoral and Legislative Processes (SPPELP) project is a five-year, $26.5 million effort that supports political parties, electoral institutions, legislative processes, and civil society organizations to promote a more stable and peaceful democracy in Nepal.

Singha Durbar is a two-year, $1.003 million project that seeks to mitigate public disillusionment and dissatisfaction towards the Government and political process using multi-media communications and story-telling approaches.

Addressing conflict in local communities.

The Conflict Mitigation through Community Mediation project aims to increase mutual understanding among the conflicting groups and improve relationships between marginalized groups and their local governments, working together to resolve differences.

On July 21, 2014, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States is providing $47 million to help the humanitarian situation in Gaza. To address the urgent needs in Gaza, USAID is drawing from these funds to provide food; clean water; basic commodities; health care and medical assistance; and shelter protection. As of September 5, USAID has provided the following assistance.

Health officials continue to report increased numbers of EVD cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Humanitarian actors report that additional EVD treatment units (ETU) and trained health care staff are urgently needed. The U.S. Government (USG) continues to provide relief commodities and technical assistance in EVD-affected areas.

October 2013 – October 2018

$125 million off budget

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Last updated: September 03, 2014