Fact Sheets

OVERVIEW

  • Implementation period: August 2014 – August 2019
  • Project budget: $69.9 million off budget

OVERVIEW

  • Implementation period: February 1, 2010 - December 30, 2016
  • Project budget: $45,296,184
  • The Government of Liberia (GoL) documented only one new confirmed EVD case between February 17 and 23—the lowest one-week total since June 2014.
  • WHO has expressed concern that the downward trend in the number of new cases seen in January in Guinea and Sierra Leone has leveled off in recent weeks.
  • Staple and cash crops are available in local markets in the EVD-affected countries; however, weak household purchasing power caused by EVD-related economic disruptions may lead to localized acute food insecurity in the coming months.

"Being LGBT in Asia” is a ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind initiative to support Asia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It works to bolster basic LGBT rights across the continent and in specific focus countries including China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. In 2014, the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, through the section for Regional Development Cooperation, joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a lead funding partner, raising the profile of regional organizations and institutions in addressing LGBT rights issues. The program will be implemented through 2017.

  • The total number of deaths attributed to EVD in West Africa surpassed 9,300 in recent days, according to WHO.
  • Health actors in Margibi County, Liberia, recently reported a confirmed case of EVD, marking the first case in the county since December and the first case outside of Montserrado County since January.
  • On February 16, the Government of Liberia (GoL) reopened schools, and students attended classes for the first time since August. The GoL originally closed schools as a result of the sharp increase in EVD cases.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has long recognized the critical role of development in addressing social, economic, governance and other factors that can drive violent extremism or radicalization of individuals and communities. Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) is central to achieving the Agency’s mission to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity.

  • On February 11, U.S. President Barack Obama praised the USG and the humanitarian community on their EVD response activities in West Africa. He also lauded DoD’s contribution to the response and announced the withdrawal of the majority of DoD staff by the end of April.
  • The total number of deaths attributed to EVD in West Africa surpassed 9,000 in recent days, according to WHO.
  • Only three of Liberia’s counties have reported confirmed cases in the past 42 days—12 counties have completed two 21-day cycles of the EVD monitoring period.
  • EVD vaccination trials will begin in the three acutely affected countries in West Africa during the coming weeks.
  • Weekly EVD case incidence increased in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for the first time in 2015; during the week of January 26, WHO reported 124 new confirmed cases—39 cases in Guinea, five cases in Liberia, and 80 cases in Sierra Leone.
  • Grand Cape Mount County in Liberia has not reported a new confirmed EVD case in 21 days; Montserrado is the only Liberian county to report new confirmed EVD cases in the previous three weeks.

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Last updated: May 06, 2015