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August 24, 2010

Islamabad, August 24, 2010 – Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), arrived in Pakistan Tuesday to consult with the Government of Pakistan on the extensive U.S. response to the country’s devastating floods.

August 23, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is furthering its commitment to local humanitarian organizations in Pakistan via the RAPID response fund. Through this fund, USAID has provided $5 million for quick-impact grants to local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) responding to the flood emergency.

August 21, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C. - USAID has provided $3 million dollars through the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to provide emergency shelter, immediate health care and access to clean water and sanitation for an estimated 25,000 families in flood-affected areas.

The PRCS has 150 trained disaster response team members, 35 disaster management cells and 20 mobile health units that can be mobilized to assist in the relief effort. And up to 150 additional staff and volunteers can be deployed to further boost its capacity.

August 20, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - A seasoned hand at the U.S. Agency for International Development with experience in several regions of the world, Michael T. Harvey, has been sworn in as Mission Director for the West Bank and Gaza. Hilda Arellano, Counselor for the Agency, administered the oath at a ceremony on August 19.

August 19, 2010

Washington, DC - World Humanitarian Day honors all humanitarians who have lost their lives in the cause of duty, as well as those who have worked in the promotion of the humanitarian cause. Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), released the following statement on the occasion.

August 18, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, AUG. 18, 2010 - The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) and the United States Government, acting through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced that USAID will provide an initial contribution of $1 million to the Haiti Hope Project, a public-private initiative that aims to develop a sustainable mango industry in Haiti.

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
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 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 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 - 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 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 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 - 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).

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