Fact Sheets

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria was founded in 1975 with fifteen West African member states. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters

Government of Iraq (GoI), humanitarian partners continue to respond to cholera outbreak. UN requests $861 million to address Iraq humanitarian needs in 2016. United States Government (USG) partner WFP reaches besieged cities in Anbar Governorate with emergency food assistance. USG provides nearly $70 million in additional aid, including winter-appropriate and other relief items.

The USAID Civic Initiatives Support Program (USAID CIS) aims at cultivating a strong and vibrant civil society in Jordan through supporting a broad range of civic initiatives. Working at both national and local levels, it supports civic initiatives and advocacy responding to common interests; strengthens the organizational capacity of civil society organizations; and promotes Government of Jordan-civil society collaboration efforts to address reform and development challenges.

Since 2005, the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) program in Jordan has focused on connecting citizens and government by promoting democratic governance and strong political parties. IRI grassroots-focused activities encourage democratic participation on the national and local levels by engaging civil society, particularly women and youth, and preparing political parties and candidates for elections.

USAID Community Engagement Project (CEP) builds the capacity of community members, municipalities, and NGOs to identify and alleviate stressors affecting the population in order to leave behind stronger, more cohesive and resilient partner communities.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supports the Turquoise Mountain Smithsonian Exhibition to showcase traditional Afghan handicrafts at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution's national museums of Asian art in Washington, D.C. 

Across West Africa, there are critical gaps in health services for key populations (KPs) that are known to be at greater risk of HIV infection, including female sex workers and their clients, and men who have sex with men. PACTE-VIH addresses those gaps by strengthening the human and institutional capacity of national and community-based organizations to plan, coordinate, deliver and monitor service delivery for the targeted populations. The project highlights programs that are evidence-based and replicable, emphasizing the Continuum of Prevention to Care and Treatment Model. PACTE-VIH also promotes the use of mHealth (text messaging) and social media networks.

Government of the Russian Federation (GoRF) airstrikes begin on September 30; increase in conflict displaces thousands. U.S. Government (USG) partners help Syrians prepare for the winter season. 13.5 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance. 6.3 million Syrians remain food-insecure.

Government of Liberia, U.S. Government support response activities linked to recent Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases in Liberia. Government of Liberia monitors more than 160 contacts remaining under observation through December 11. Guinea completes four consecutive weeks with no new EVD cases. Sierra Leone plans transition of National Ebola Response Center functions to permanent Government of Sierra Leone institutions.

 

WHO declares the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone. Government of Liberia (GoL) reports new confirmed cases of EVD. Guinea completes two consecutive weeks without a new case. Survivor support high priority for UN Special Envoy for Ebola.

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Last updated: May 31, 2016