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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 4:00am
The United States Embassy announces an additional contribution of $9.3 million to help the government of Pakistan meet the health, water, sanitation, and livelihood needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).  These funds will be provided through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  The U.S. government will provide $7 million dollars to UNICEF/Pakistan to improve health, hygiene, water, and sanitation services for IDPs with the remaining funds used to ensure the health of livestock.  This new funding brings the total U.S. contribution benefiting IDPs from North Waziristan to $17.3 million.  The United States announced $8 million in food assistance for IDPs on June 26, 2014.
Ambassador Olson said, "The United States stands ready to help the Government of Pakistan prepare for and respond to the considerable humanitarian needs emerging in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.  Our additional $9.3 million contribution reiterates the importance of the partnership between the Government of Pakistan, development organizations, and the United States."
A student beneficiary while receiving her scholarship
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 5:15am


Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 11:45am

The United States and Sindh governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to build a new hospital in Jacobabad which will provide high quality healthcare to the residents of Northern Sindh and Balochistan. The MOU was signed by USAID Deputy Mission Director Mr. Leon Waskin, and Secretary of Health Mr. Aftab Ahmad Khatri.

The ADE program is one of the two teacher education programs in Pakistan that have been developed by USAID and getting support f
Monday, January 7, 2013 - 10:45am

Peshawar: Thirty-two students from the Peshawar Regional Institute for Teacher Education (RITE Male) received Associate's Degrees in Education (ADE), a modern teacher education program developed with U.S. support. At the same time, 252 talented students enrolled in the ADE and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA received U.S.-funded merit-based scholarships worth 5.14 million rupees. The ceremony took place today at the University of Peshawar.

Imran Ali Mallah became a teacher with the help of the U.S.
Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 1:30pm

One day on the Indus River a fisherman decided to change his life. Imran Ali Mallah had worked to make ends meet his entire life, working seven days a week in blistering heat and often coming home empty-handed. Weary of the unpredictability of the fishing trade, and inspired by an advertisement he saw in the newspaper, Imran decided to become a teacher.

U.S. Consul General Nina Fite browsing through various education material on Alif Laila Book Bus Society stall at the USAID Educ
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 9:00am

U.S. Consul General Nina Fite inaugurated a consultative workshop to foster cooperation between stakeholders and strengthen the education sector in the Punjab.

Today USAID inaugurated a two-day annual conference to review a range of policy issues to reduce rural poverty in Pakistan.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 5:15pm

The United States government launched today a two-day annual conference to review a range of policy issues to reduce rural poverty in Pakistan. The United States supports Pakistani researchers and the Government of Pakistan to make evidence-based policy reforms that address rural poverty. The Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP) is a program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Alex Thier, Assistant to the USAID Administrator, meets U.S.-funded Pakistani NGOs who will help 45,000 Pakistani farmers
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 9:15am

The U.S. government announced today that it will help 45,000 farmers in the fruit, vegetable, dairy, and livestock sectors increase their profits.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 12:30pm

Today, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson spoke at the closing ceremony of the Pakistan Dairy Industry Conference in Lahore to highlight U.S.-Pakistan cooperation to help dairy farmers grow their businesses.


Last updated: August 07, 2014

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