Fact Sheets

Asian big cats are on the brink of extinction. The greatest threat comes from criminals who control an illegal trade that spans across international borders. The goal of Project Predator is to increase communication, coordination and collaboration between law enforcement agencies at the national and transnational level, drawing upon individual strengths, resources and expertise.

USAID and the Government of Jordan (GoJ) are working together to protect and conserve scarce resources through the Water Reuse and Environmental Conservation Project (WRECP). The project supports the preservation of the environment, training on pollution prevention and environmental management, rehabilitation for landfills and polluted 'hot spots,' and the reuse of water and biosolids to support community livelihoods.

With the objective of improving how water resources are utilized and wastewater facilities are managed over the next 25 years, the Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Project (WIP) is responding to dire improvements needed in the water sector.

USAID supported the feasibility study and design for upgrading the existing wastewater treatment plant, and is currently funding construction and construction management to upgrade the plant to a capacity of 6,550 m3 per day through simple, low tech improvements.

Jordan is one of the most water-scarce countries in the world. Rapid population growth coupled with economic development needs places huge strain on already limited water supplies.

The USAID Hydroponic Green Farming Initiative is a three-year project implemented by ECO Consult that aims to introduce a model that integrates hydroponic farming and renewable energy generation for large commercial farms and small rural households.

 USAID and its partners work with community-based organizations (CBOs) in all 12 governorates – with a particular focus on northern Jordan – to dramatically increase the amount of loan capital provided to community-based organizations CBOs and support communal water catchment projects.

The current El Niño event is one of the strongest in recorded history. Droughts, floods, and other extreme weather are driving families from their homes, hurting people’s ability to earn an income, triggering food shortages, and threatening health and nutrition. USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network estimates approximately 17 million people worldwide will face crisis food insecurity due to El Niño’s impacts.

In December 2015 and January 2016, U.S. Government (USG) staff, including U. S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia M. Haslach, visited USAID-support relief programs and conducted various humanitarian assessments across drought-affected areas of Afar, Amhara, Oromiya, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP) regions. The visits highlighted widespread humanitarian needs in affected regions.

The current El Niño event is one of the strongest in recorded history. Droughts, floods, and other extreme weather exacerbated by El Niño are driving families from their homes, hurting people’s ability to earn an income, triggering food shortages, and threatening health and nutrition.

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Last updated: December 02, 2016