Fact Sheets

SHAHAR will help fully realize the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s vision for a nationwide municipal governance system that will support individual municipalities to develop standard policies and procedures, monitor municipal progress to improve performance, and provide technical assistance when progress lags.

USAID Initiative to Strengthen Local Administrations (ISLA) project seeks to improve Afghan provincial governance in the areas of fiscal and development planning, citizen representation, and enhanced public service delivery.

Stability in Key Areas - North (SIKA-N) promotes stabilization and good governance in some of Afghanistan’s historically unstable and weakly governed provinces. 

Led by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development (MRRD) and the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), the SIKA-West program is designed to promote stability in key areas of western Afghanistan.

Stability in Key Areas – South (SIKA-S) promoted stabilization and good governance in some of Afghanistan’s most historically unstable and weakly-governed provinces.

Led by the Afghan Government’s Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development (MRRD) and the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), SIKA-East is designed to promote stability in key areas of eastern Afghanistan.

WHO releases guidance for decommissioning EVD care facilities.
Staff from the Government of Liberia (GoL) Ministry of Health (MoH) visit Liberian counties to discuss decommissioning EVD treatment units (ETUs).
International and local EVD response actors meet in Guinea’s capital city of Conakry to finalize a three-year plan to revive the Guinean health care system.

“Being LGBT in Asia” is a ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind initiative to support Asia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

  • Last confirmed EVD case dies in Liberia; no new confirmed cases detected since March 20
  • Sierra Leone’s three-day stay-at-home period occurs with widespread compliance
  • President of Guinea Alpha Condé declares a 45-day health emergency period; closes border between Guinea and Sierra Leone

Syria enters its fifth year of conflict. Up to 50,000 people may require assistance after late March clashes in Idlib Governorate. U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Samantha Power announces more than $507.8 million in new humanitarian funding, bringing the total USG contribution to the Syria crisis to nearly $3.7 billion.

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Last updated: September 30, 2016