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November 3, 2021

YAOUNDÉ, November 3, 2021—The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the world’s premier international development agency is celebrating its 60th anniversary since its creation by President John F. Kennedy on November 3, 1961. USAID opened its offices in Cameroon in 1961 with a budget of 7.9 billion CFA ($14 million) and since then has proudly provided a total of 776.9 billion CFA ($1.38 billion) in development and humanitarian assistance to the people of Cameroon. 

USAID 60th Anniversary press release
November 3, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the world’s premier international development agency is celebrating its 60th anniversary since its creation by President John F. Kennedy on November 3, 1961. USAID opened its offices in Cameroon in 1961 with a budget of 7.9 billion CFA ($14 million) and since then has proudly provided a total of 776.9  billion CFA ($1.38 billion) in development and humanitarian assistance to the people of Cameroon.

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On October 15, the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the United States, Mary Daschbach, and the Country Representative of the U.S. Agency for International (USAID), Paul Richardson, participated in a food distribution event for 1,083 refugees, organized by the World Food Program (WFP) in Mandjou, 9 kilometers from Bertoua.  The Governor of the East Region, the Mayor of Mandjou Council, traditional leaders, the WFP Representative, the Coordinator of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for the East Region, and refugee representatives participated in the event, which marked World Food Day under this year’s theme, "our actions are our future- Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life."

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