Volume Four, Issue Two
Bidding Secretary Clinton Farewell
Today, we are wishing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a warm farewell. USAID has made significant progress under the leadership of Secretary Clinton. Today, the Agency is delivering clear results by engaging more broadly with-and demanding more from-the private sector and utilizing science, technology, and innovation to tackle intractable problems and quickly scale solutions. Although the President's ambitious agenda will require much additional work in the years to come, significant and notable gains have been made over the past four years.
Additional Humanitarian Aid for the Syrian People
This week, President Barack Obama announced that the United States is providing $155 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help those affected by the conflict in Syria. This support includes $42.8 million to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide additional winter relief supplies, nutrition and protection support, health care, shelter assistance, and emergency food assistance. Another $112.2 million will go to U.N. agencies and international organizations to provide relief supplies and other humanitarian assistance. See how this assistance will be used.
Earlier this week a delegation of senior U.S. officials visited Turkey to review the humanitarian situation created by the violence in Syria. Anne C. Richard, the assistant secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, and Nancy Lindborg, USAID Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, continued on to Jordan, where they met with refugees, international and non-governmental organizations, and government officials.
The delegation concluded travel in Kuwait, where they attended the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria.
- Photo of the Week: State and USAID Visit WFP Distribution Center in Jordan
- Video: USAID Assistant Administrator Lindborg on Her Impressions of a Syrian Refugee Camp in Turkey
- Assistant Secretary Anne Richard and Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg Meet With Syrian Refugees
- Photo of the Week: Visiting the Islahiye Refugee Camp for Syrians
USAID Participates in 2013 Social Media Week
Social Media Week (February 19-22, 2013) is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. This annual conference connects people and organizations through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information. For the first time this year, USAID will host events to amplify the role of international development in social media, and USAID as a leader in this industry.
- Moderated by Chief Innovation Officer Maura O'Neill with confirmed panelists from Internews, UN Foundation, iStrategy, and HUGE Inc. This discussion will focus on example of successful uses of social media in international development. A Q& A with in-person and online questions (#smwUSAID) from our audience.
- Tuesday, February 19th, 12-2pm, Ronald Regan Building (Mezannine Levels)
- RSVP here.
- This event will be a screening of short 2-minute videos from our partners, showcasing their work in social media for development through video. This will provide a unique opportunity for partners and USAID offices and missions to amplify programs that integrate digital engagement. Videos are being solicited online and compiled by LPA.Submit your video today!
- Friday, February 22nd 12-2pm, Ronald Reagan Building
- RSVP here.
- USAID is partnering with the Global Health Alliance to create an opportunity for social media enthusiasts in the international development community to gather around drinks and development. This event has attracted over 100 RSVP's so far.
- Friday, February 22nd 4:30-6:30pm, The Board Room, Dupont Circle
- RSVP here.
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Last updated: February 04, 2013