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USAID/FFP provides 1,640 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance to the UN World Food Program (WFP). Debris and other obstacles hinder humanitarian access and assistance in some affected districts. Relief actors initiate district-level contingency planning in preparation for the monsoon season.

Urban search-and-rescue (USAR) specialists on the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) complete operations and depart Nepal. Three shipments containing 1,840 rolls of USAID/OFDA-procured plastic sheeting arrive in Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu.

The GoN reports additional damaged and destroyed houses due to the April 25 earthquake and May 12 aftershock. USAID/OFDA airlifts 1,820 additional rolls of plastic sheeting into Nepal. Relief agencies continue to assess earthquake-affected areas and evaluate response priorities and strategies.

USAID is committed to saving the lives of women and children, strengthening families and communities, helping to develop a healthy workforce, and increasing prosperity. USAID focuses on improving capacity to provide basic services to the people of Pakistan by expanding community-based services and establishing innovative public-private partnerships to reduce maternal and infant mortality, and increasing access to and use of quality family planning services. USAID programs center around high-impact health interventions which align with President Obama's Global Health Initiative, the Government of Pakistan's Vision 2025, and provincial health strategies to improve the health and well-being of women and children.

USAID is carrying out comprehensive education programs in Pakistan to help millions of children and young people rise as far as their hard work and initiative will take them.

USAID is working to support Pakistan to extend the writ of government, improve governance, deliver essential services, and expand economic opportunity in unstable areas.

USAID is working with Pakistan to help  the country secure a self-sustaining future by increasing household incomes and employment, nurturing competitive enterprises, expanding trade and investment, creating more rewarding business opportunities (especially for women), building on-farm irrigation infrastructure, and promoting a vibrant agricultural sector.

USAID and Pakistan are working together to help Pakistan meet its growing energy demands, and to alleviate the country's energy crisis. Current initiatives actively increase the availability of sustainable energy to the economy and promote reforms to help the power sector function more efficiently and sustainably.

Search-and-rescue operations resume following the magnitude 7.3 aftershock that struck Nepal’s Dolakha District on May 12. USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) urban search-and-rescue (USAR) personnel rescue a 41-year-old woman in Dolakha’s Singati village. Preliminary reports from the GoN indicate that the May 12 aftershock affected 32 of Nepal’s 75 districts and resulted in at least 65 deaths and more than 1,900 injuries.

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Last updated: May 21, 2015

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