Fact Sheets

Famine Early Warning System (FEWS) NET expects persistent food security crisis through early 2018. USAID/OFDA staff assess health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs in northern Kenya. US Government (USG) announces nearly $126 million in new humanitarian assistance for Somalia and Somali refugees in the Horn of Africa region.

USAID’s Reconciliation and Inclusion Office (RIO) assists the Government of Colombia (GOC) with institutional strengthening and support to Colombian civil society. 

Relief convoys provide food assistance and nutritional support to previously inaccessible areas of Ar Raqqah, Dayr az Zawr, Homs, and Rif Damascus. U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces offensive on ISIS-held parts of Ar Raqqah displaces nearly 102,000 people from May 1 to June 15. US Government partners and other humanitarian agencies augment support in response to growing needs in Ar Raqqah.

Project Snapshot:

Total Funding: $2.1 million (USAID $2 million; CRS $120,000)
Project Duration: September 2016-2018
Implementing Partner: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

UN and AU host High-Level Partnership Mission to the Horn of Africa in June, garnering increased donor commitments for drought-affected countries. Compared to the 2010/2011 drought in East Africa, FEWS NET reports the 2016/2017 drought is more widespread but less severe

More than 800 people arrive in Nigeria’s Banki town from Cameroon, bringing total returns to more than 13,000 since mid-April. Nigerian officials, relief actors coordinate to expand IDP site capacity in Borno by establishing new camps to accommodate the population influx. Rainy season exacerbates the spread of waterborne hepatitis E in bordering communities of Niger and Nigeria

The purpose of the Liberia Administrative and Systems Strengthening program is to work with the National Elections Commission (NEC) to develop and build sustainable and relevant institutional changes in response to the NEC’s specific needs. LASS will support the NEC in its efforts to strengthen its managerial and administrative capabilities, systems, policies and procedures, using the Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) approach.  The ultimate goal is to help the NEC put in place strong systems to better achieve its core mandate of planning and conducting elections.

The Liberia International Election Observation (LIEO) Activity aims to enhance the integrity of the polls by conducting impartial and continuous monitoring of all phases of the election process, providing information on the polls for the Liberian public and international partners and demonstrating international support for democratic elections in Liberia. By increasing timely access to information about the election process, the international election observation assessment mission aims to facilitate early responses to emerging issues and contribute to building confidence in the credibility of the electoral process.

In 2008, Liberia was selected as one of the 19 focus countries benefiting from the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), which is led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PMI was launched in June 2005 as a 5-year, $1.2 billion initiative to rapidly scale up malaria prevention and treatment interventions and reduce malaria-related mortality by 50 percent in high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa.  

The Land Governance Support Activity (LGSA) supports the establishment of more effective land governance systems and comprehensive reforms to help ensure equitable access to land and security of tenure for all, facilitate inclusive, sustained, and environmentally friendly growth and development, and promote peace and security.

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Last updated: October 17, 2017