Every day, all over the world, USAID brings peace to those who endure violence, health to those who struggle with sickness, and prosperity to those who live in poverty. It is these individuals — these uncounted thousands of lives — that are the true measure of USAID’s successes and the true face of USAID's programs.
Qudratova and her husband were both unemployed from 2012 to 2013 and struggled to afford formula for their two older children. Because the children, 5 months and 3 years old at the time, struggled with illnesses, the family also had to find money to pay for medicine.
Along with a friend, Mykhaylo found what looked like an attractive offer to work at a construction site in Moscow for several months. Upon arrival, their passports were confiscated and they were conscripted into 16- to18-hour work days, barred from escape, and promised pay only when the work was complete.
The chronic threat of tuberculosis (TB) infection is ubiquitous throughout Ukraine, with risks particularly high in hubs such as stores, marketplaces, schools, churches and offices. Ukraine’s hospitals and penitentiaries, however, play disproportionate roles in spreading TB.
A joint venture between two universities in Belarus and Lithuania is allowing students to earn advanced degrees in property management, with the convenience and practicality of distance learning.
Côte d’Ivoire’s post-election crisis in 2010 and 2011 pitted supporters of former President Laurent Gbagbo against those of current President Alassane Ouattara. The two villages of Anokoua Kouté and PK18 serve as prime examples of this persistent divide. During the crisis, Anokoua Kouté supported Gbagbo and PK18 supported Ouattara, reflecting the ethnic divide between the neighborhoods.
Every year from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, the world mobilizes through the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence campaign to bring attention to countries like Rwanda, where nearly 56 percent of women report experiencing physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.
When Wajma’s* husband Faridullah was killed in a suicide attack at the Jalalabad airport on Feb. 27, 2012, she became one of the hundreds of women widowed each year as a result of the ongoing war in Afghanistan. But the mother of four had little time to grieve: “I was worried about the future and how I would support my children,” she recalls.
Driton Obërtinca humbi të pamurit e tij në moshën 18 vjeçare, sfidë kjo e cila vetëm i shtoi guximin këtij të riu ambicioz. Student i vitit të tretë në Fakultetin Juridik të Universitetit të Prishtinës, Obërtinca është edhe Kryesues i Forumit Rinor për Çështje të Sportit në kuadër të Shoqatës së të Verbërve të Kosovës.
Driton Obertinca je izgubio vid u svojoj 18. godini, što je bio izazov koji je mladiću samo ulio dodatnu hrabrost. Student treće godine prava na Univerzitetu u Prištini, Obertinca je takođe predsedavajući Sportskog foruma mladih u sklopu Kosovskog Udruženja slepih.
Last updated: January 15, 2015