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USAID partner WFP reaches more than 1 million people in Mozambique with food and nutrition assistance. Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa launches $614 million appeal to fund recovery activities. Road access in Malawi improves, while authorities continue to repair key infrastructure used for the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

More than 63,300 people displaced by fighting between Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) elements in Dayr az Zawr Governorate arrived at Al Hasakah Governorate’s Al Hol camp from December 4–March 31, bringing the camp’s total population to more than 73,000 people, according to the UN. Many individuals arrived at the camp in poor health; nearly 210 people had died while transiting to Al Hol or shortly after arriving at the camp as of March 21, the UN reports.

On April 10, U.S. Vice President Michael R. Pence announced nearly $61 million in additional U.S. Government (USG) assistance in response to the Venezuela regional crisis. The assistance includes $13.3 million from USAID/OFDA, $16.2 million from USAID/FFP, and $31.4 million from State/PRM to address needs throughout the region. Vice President Pence made the announcement during a convening of the UN Security Council to discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

The Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) will build a global network of university researchers to provide USAID with rapid, on- demand expertise across all sectors and geographic areas.

LASER engages universities in co-created, long-term (typically 1 year or more), technical and research assistance with USAID Missions, Bureaus, and Independent Offices (M/B/IOs) as they seek to solve their most pressing development challenges. 

As of April 12, the Government of the Republic of Mozambique (GRM) reported that the official count for Tropical Cyclone Idai and flooding-related deaths had remained at 602 deaths. More than 73,600 people were sheltering in an estimated 77 accommodation centers across Manica, Sofala, Tete, and Zambézia provinces as of April 12, the GRM reports. The number of people in accommodation centers represents a 50 percent decrease since April 4; the UN reports that the reason for the decline is likely due to the GRM’s reclassification of accommodation centers.

As of April 9, Tropical Cyclone Idai had resulted in at least 602 deaths, according to the Government of the Republic of Mozambique (GRM). In addition, the number of homes damaged or destroyed by the cyclone has increased to more than 239,700, the GRM reports.

Trong những năm gần đây, Việt Nam đã đạt được thành công đáng kể về tăng trưởng kinh tế hướng vào xuất khẩu. Tuy nhiên, các vấn đề về quản trị nhà nước và khả năng cạnh tranh vẫn là những thách thức tiềm tàng cho tăng trưởng và hội nhập quốc tế của Việt Nam. USAID hỗ trợ Việt Nam cải thiện khuôn khổ pháp lý và các quy định để thúc đẩy đầu tư, tăng trưởng kinh tế và nâng cao thu nhập.

Vietnam has had considerable success with export-led economic growth in recent years. However, problems with governance and competitiveness represent potential challenges to continued growth and international integration. USAID supports Vietnam to strengthen the country’s legal and regulatory framework in order to promote investment, economic growth and rising incomes. Working directly with the Government of Vietnam (GVN), the private sector and other stakeholders, USAID supports Vietnam’s transition to a rules-based market economy more fully aligned to international markets and standards. This includes support for more transparent and participatory public policy processes related to economic governance and trade.

Jordan has made important progress expanding access to quality water, education, and health services. It boasts a youthful workforce, vibrant local business community, growing civil society, and increasing capacity for good governance. However, unemployment is high, particularly among women and youth, and the rapidly growing population and influx of refugees from regional crises are straining the country’s limited resources, threatening to derail the country’s continued development.

The United States has partnered with Jordan to expand basic infrastructure, support good governance, and promote investment and the growth of industries, trade, entrepreneurship, and tourism. Today, USAID remains committed to supporting Jordan’s economic stability, security, and self-reliance by accelerating economic growth, strengthening democratic governance and accountability, and improving essential service delivery to meet the needs of the people of Jordan.

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Last updated: April 22, 2019

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