President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pose for a photo with USAID staff at the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon, Burma, Nov. 19, 2012
Children of Burmese migrants attend a USAID-supported school along the Thailand-Burma border.
Chris Milligan Sworn in as New USAID Mission Director for Burma
In light of the transition underway in Burma, USAID sees a need and an opportunity to engage directly with organizations and institutions there to support political reforms, foster ethnic reconciliation and strengthen the capacity of reform-minded individuals and institutions.
As part of this renewed engagement, USAID is re-establishing an in-country mission, allowing us to partner more robustly with the people of Burma to address critical needs. This engagement will build on the already strong U.S. commitment to improving the welfare and well-being of the people in Burma.
USAID has been providing humanitarian assistance to Burma since 2000. In 2008, our efforts scaled up in response to the devastation of Cyclone Nargis. Since 2008, USAID has managed a program focused on humanitarian assistance along the Thai-Burma border, in the Irrawaddy delta and in Central Burma. We have also provided assistance to U.S. and international organizations supporting human rights and independent media in the country.
To sign up for USAID’s Burma Info Listserv, go to: http://transition.usaid.gov/cgi-bin/listserv.cgi
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Last updated: May 01, 2013