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August 17, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is expanding support for food-insecure people and acutely malnourished children in Niger. USAID has committed more than $105 million in humanitarian assistance to date in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010.

August 17, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), NASA, the U.S. Department of State, and NIKE, Inc. have partnered on a unique initiative called LAUNCH. The idea behind LAUNCH is to identify, showcase and support innovative approaches to humanity's sustainability challenges through a series of forums, each focused on a specific sustainability challenge. The second event in the LAUNCH series, LAUNCH: Health, will focus specifically on health issues related to the first 20 years of life.

August 13, 2010
Two New Grants Utilize Cash and Food Vouchers to Complement In-Kind Food Aid

PORT-AU-PRINCE -The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it will award two separate, high-impact grants in Haiti to help earthquake-affected families meet their food needs from local markets with cash or vouchers.

August 12, 2010

Today the United Nations launches the International Year of Youth. An estimated 1.5 billion people worldwide are between the ages of 12 and 24, and 1.3 billion are in developing countries.

On International Youth Day we acknowledge the young people around the world who are greatly influencing the future of their nations. They are the hinge between generations - the juncture at which a society's knowledge and skills are reshaped, reframed and transmitted.

August 11, 2010

Washington, DC - Mark Deli Siljander, a former U.S. congressman from Michigan, pleaded guilty in federal court on July 7, 2010, to obstruction of justice and to acting as an unregistered foreign agent for the Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA)-a charity with ties to international terrorism, reported Howard "Ike" Hendershot, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

August 11, 2010
Project Promotes Economic Opportunity and Benefits of U.S. Trade Legislation

Port-au-Prince, Haiti - On the heels of President Barack Obama's enactment of trade legislation to promote economic opportunity in Haiti, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today the opening of the Haiti Apparel Center (HAC). The new facility will help Haiti grow its private sector workforce by training more than 2,000 professionals per year to help meet the need for skilled workers in Haiti's garment industry.

August 10, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today an expansion of its ongoing humanitarian assistance for victims of flooding in Pakistan, which has included providing shelter materials, emergency food supplies and preventative medical care to curb potential disease outbreaks.

The additional $20 million brings the total financial assistance to date from the United States to $55 million. As the flood waters recede and the overall needs in Pakistan become better known, these contributions may continue to grow.

August 9, 2010

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is ramping up its Pakistan flood relief operations to include airlifts of heavy-duty waterproof plastic sheeting that will be provided along with materials purchased locally, such as wood, nails and rope, to construct temporary shelters for families whose homes have been damaged or swept away by flood waters.

August 7, 2010

Washington, DC - In response to the massacre of 10 volunteer medical workers for the International Assistance Mission in Badakshan Province in Afghanistan, Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, has issued the following statement:

"In the wake of this outrage our hearts go out to the victims' loved ones and colleagues. It is also a profound loss for the many people, Afghan and others, who face danger daily while working toward a better future for Afghanistan.

August 6, 2010

Washington, DC - In 2009, NGOs across Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia were at the forefront of the issues facing their societies, from elections to discrimination to environmental degradation, according to a new study released by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This study, released on July 30, is the 13th edition of the NGO Sustainability Index, a key analytical tool that measures the progress of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in this region.

August 6, 2010

Washington, DC - On August 6, 2010, Susan Fritz was sworn in as Mission Director of the USAID Mission to Serbia and Montenegro at a ceremony officiated by Hilda Arellano, Counselor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Ms. Fritz's responsibilities as Mission Director will include overseeing USAID's annual $40 million Serbia and $5 million Montenegro programs. These programs focus on civil society, rule of law, media independence, good governance, private sector development, agriculture sector productivity, and the business-enabling environment.

August 5, 2010

Washington, D.C. - As part of the U.S. government's response to the flooding in Pakistan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $25 million to assist Pakistanis in need. This includes a $15 million contribution to the U.N. World Food Program - primarily for the local and regional purchase of food aid and the dispatch of food from USAID's prepositioning site - and $10 million to expand existing emergency programs and aid programs that address needs identified by the Government of Pakistan.

August 3, 2010

Washington, DC - USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe & Eurasia Jonathan Hale has met with Armenian Minister of Economy Nerses Yeritsyan to discuss potential collaboration with the private sector on Information Technology (IT) projects.

August 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - As part of President Obama's commitment to partner with and strengthen African institutions, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the African Union signed their first long-term assistance agreement to advance prosperity, peace, and stability in Africa. The agreement extends through 2013 and covers programs worth approximately $5.8 million through FY 2011.

August 3, 2010

Washington, DC - Today, Charles North was sworn in as Mission Director of the USAID Mission to Russia at a ceremony officiated by Hilda Arellano, Counselor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

August 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to the flooding in Northwest Pakistan, the U.S. Government has rushed food, clean water and rescue supplies to the affected region as part of an initial $10 million pledge for immediate humanitarian aid.

August 3, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Today, Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), joined President Obama at the White House for the President's Town Hall with young African leaders to discuss their vision for Africa for the next 50 years.

The115 young men and women are in Washington for the President's Forum with Young African Leaders. These young leaders, representing civil society and the private sector, are already playing a key role in shaping their countries' future security and prosperity

July 30, 2010

Washington, DC - USAID Administrator released a statement today about the U.S. strategy to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs):

The Obama Administration's strategy for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), "Celebrate, Innovate, and Sustain: Toward 2015 and Beyond", lays out a determined, strategic and results-focused plan that promises to both reenergize efforts to achieve the MDGs and strengthen the United States' voice in the global development dialogue.

July 28, 2010

Washington, D.C. - The Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM), a partner of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has won two prestigious awards for groundbreaking work on PEPFAR's Supply Chain Management System (SCMS). PFSCM received the Supply Chain Innovation Award and Best Value Supply Chain Provider Award during the European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit held in Prague.

July 27, 2010

SAN SALVADOR-The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a public-private alliance July 14 with Microsoft El Salvador and the Sagrera Palomo Foundation to bring educational opportunities to low-income, at-risk youth in El Salvador.

"We truly believe that students can achieve their dreams, and we imagine a generation pursuing their ideals and making a daily effort to meet their academic objectives and other personal goals," said Director of USAID El Salvador, Larry Brady, during the signing ceremony.


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