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USAID Mission Director Dr. Ken Yamashita holds a press conference with Afghan and international media on USAID’s emergency winte
February 12, 2012
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- International Organizations and aid groups funded by USAID have begun distributing emergency winter aid to vulnerable migrant populations in camps in areas surrounding Kabul.  The aid, distributed by a task force led by the U.N. Office for the Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), includes blankets, tarpaulins, clothing, stoves, and fuel.  USAID, working through implementing partners Save The Children and the International Organization for Migration, distributed additional supplies to fill any gaps left by OCHA's distribution.  
The U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and the Afghan Minister of Finance Omar Zakhilwal cut the cake celebrating USAID’s 50th Anniver
February 1, 2012
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The U.S. Government’s lead agency on foreign assistance and development, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), marked its 50-year anniversary since the agency was created through the Foreign Assistance Act signed by U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 1961.
 
The celebration in Kabul recognized the contributions made to Afghanistan’s development over the years and concluded with USAID confirming its continued commitment to the people of Afghanistan.
 
The Nai Executive Director, Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar speaks at the Nai Media Institute Opening.
January 29, 2012
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- In its continuous support of a vibrant and independent media sector in Afghanistan, the United States Development Agency (USAID) helped launch the Nai Media Institute, the first Afghan Media Institute in Kabul today.
 
Engineer Leeda Raufi, one of the graduates thanks USAID for providing the training.
January 29, 2012
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Twenty-two women engineers and engineering students graduated yesterday from the Professional Skills Development Course for Women Engineers provided by USAID through its RAMP UP East Project. The employment of women in municipal engineering departments and local construction companies is almost non-existent.  Providing women engineers with a highly specialized training improves their chances of finding employment and promotes gender mainstreaming. 
 
USAID Deputy Mission Director Jed Barton and Director of Institute of Diplomacy Hazrat Wahriz inaugurate a newly constructed tra
January 21, 2012
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- In the presence of Director of Institute of Diplomacy Hazrat Wahriz, USAID Deputy Mission Director Jed Barton, and other Afghan and U.S. Government officials,  a newly constructed training facility was inaugurated today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan. The new facility comprised of three classrooms, one multi-purpose room, and a reception area offers wireless internet and ample space for the training needs of young Afghan diplomats. 
 

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