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United States Provides Additional $9.3 million to Assist IDPs
July 22, 2014
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."
United States Empowers Future Teachers through University Scholarships
May 8, 2014
Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded scholarships to 26 students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs at the International Islamic University (IIU) in Islamabad as part of the $165 million Pakistan Reading Project. The scholarships will pay for tuition and supplies as well as provide a stipend to recipients. The U.S. Government will provide more than 4,500 scholarships to aspiring teachers.
 
U.S. Supports Wildlife Conservation in Pakistan
April 25, 2014

In celebration of Earth Day 2014, Walkabout Films' documentary, Deosai - The Last Sanctuary, about endangered Himalayan brown bears living on the Deosai plateau premiered on April 24 at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts in Islamabad. 

Trade and Economic Growth
April 16, 2014

The United States demonstrated its support for Pakistan's economic growth at the Central Asian Business Opportunities Conference held in Islamabad from April 14- 16. 

U.S. Training Helps Power Plant Engineers Improve Energy Efficiency
April 11, 2014
Twenty Pakistani engineers from power generation companies around the country were presented with certificates of completion after participating in a thermal operations and maintenance training  program funded  by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) at a ceremony in Islamabad on April 10.  The course is designed to help engineers further develop their technical skills and provide them with industry best practices in order to improve the operation, maintenance, and management of power plants.
 
Ground Breaking Ceremony at AJK University
April 10, 2014
U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson visited Muzaffarabad today to highlight the United States' support for bilateral trade opportunities, educational exchange, and development programs in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Ambassador Olson's visit, his first to the region, was an opportunity to renew ties with the government leadership of AJK and to meet with local residents. "Today's visit is an important opportunity for me to see the enduring partnership of the United States with the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir," Olson said.
 

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Last updated: August 28, 2014

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