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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 4:45pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s most vulnerable populations will receive much needed relief concerning food security thanks to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

On May10, USAID announced a cash contribution of $20 million to the United Nation World Food Programme’s (UNWFP) Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO).  The PRRO is designed to enhance food and nutrition for 3.4 million vulnerable Afghans in 250 districts across all provinces of Afghanistan.

USAID’s contribution is designed to respond to the food-security and nutritional needs of people displaced by conflict, returnees, and people affected by natural disasters and economic stress. USAID has been the largest donor to the World Food Programme in Afghanistan. So far, in fiscal year 2017 (FY17), USAID provided $40 million to WFP/Afghanistan to support emergency food and nutrition operations in Afghanistan.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On May 5, 2009, the United States Agency for International Development signed a $1 million host country contract (HCC) with the Afghan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT).  The  HCC will enable the Ministry to improve information and communications technology coverage and infrastructure throughout government institutions, as well as to increase access to information for the people of Afghanistan. 
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- From April 29-May 10, 2009, USAID will conduct Afghanistan’s first gemology course. Taught by legendary ‘gem-hunter’ and gemologist Gary Bowersox, the course will train 30 participants (half of whom are women) from Kabul, Panjsher, Nuristan, Kunduz, and Bamyan provinces to recognize the difference between real and synthetic gemstones.
 
Monday, April 27, 2009 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On April 27, 2009, the United States of America and the City of Kabul joined in launching a $25 million cash-for-work program to reduce food insecurity in Afghanistan’s urban areas.  The Food Insecurity Response for Urban Populations Program was developed in response to the growing inability of Kabul residents to feed their families due to unemployment, rising food prices, and drought. 
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- In celebration of International Earth Day, the Director General of Afghanistan’s National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) declared Band-e-Amir as Afghanistan’s first national park. This official designation affords legal protection to the lakes and surrounding landscape, and will ensure sustainable environmental management for this area of great natural beauty.
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 5:00am
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 5:00am
SHIBIRGHAN, JAWZJAN, AFGHANISTAN- Today, Minister of Mines Adel opened the Yatimtaq and Gerquduq gas fields for testing and exploration at a ceremony dedicating the newly installed drilling rig.   
 
The Ministry of Mines, in coordination with the Afghan Gas Company, will use the USAID-funded rig to test gas levels in the fields’ wells to determine if they contain enough gas to fuel a regional power plant.  This testing represents a significant step towards establishing a reliable indigenous power source for Afghanistan. 
 
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On World TB Day 2009, the United States stands alongside other nations to combat global TB. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been a main donor supporting programs fighting TB for the past 7 years in Afghanistan.
 
Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On March 19, 2009, Kabul University’s Law and Political Science and Sharia faculties dedicated four new classrooms.
 
The moot court classrooms will offer Afghan’s future legal professionals opportunities to develop their oral presentation and advocacy skills as they participate in simulated role-playing scenarios and moot court exercises.
 

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