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The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) offensive to retake the city of Ar Raqqah from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to drive displacement in Ar Raqqah Governorate. As of April 8, the offensive had displaced more than 50,000 people in the governorate since the offensive began in November 2016, according to the UN. In recent days, an estimated 39,000 people arrived to the informal Job Ash Sheer camp in Ar Raqqah, and the UN estimates an additional 21,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) may arrive at the camp in the coming days.

Through its Central America and Mexico (CAM) Regional Program, USAID works with the governments of the region, the private sector and local organizations towards the shared goal of a prosperous, transparent and safe Central America region.

Enhanced Parliamentary and Party Capacity for Public Engagement Component
Start date: April 1, 2012 Duration: September 2020
Implementer: CEPPS/National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Free and Fair Elections Component
Start date: October 1, 2015 Duration: September 2017
Implementer: CEPPS/International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

Start date: October 1, 2014 End date: September 30, 2017
Implementer: The Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women in Macedonia (ESE), in partnership with Open Gate La Strada, and the Coalition for Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities.

Objective

Provision of adequate legal protection for women victims of all forms of gender based violence and discrimination, including domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking in persons, and sex work.

Start date: September 2, 2014 End date: September 1, 2017
Implementer: Macedonian Young Lawyers Association

Objective

To advance human rights protection in Macedonia through legal education and empowerment of legal professionals and civil society organizations (CSOs).

MIGRANT AND REFUGEE HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION PROJECT

Start date: September 9, 2016 End date: March 8, 2018
Implementer: Macedonian Young Lawyers Association

Objective

To ensure that government institutions and civil society organizations (CSOs) protect the human rights of migrants and refugees and meet the needs of the most vulnerable groups.

 

Start date: September 26, 2016 End date: March 23, 2018
Implementer: Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of Republic of Macedonia

Objective

To improve integration of LGBTI community members in society and advance LGBTI rights in Macedonia.

Start date: August 17, 2016
End Date: August 17, 2021

Implementer: East West Management Institute (EWMI), in partnership with four local civil society organizations (CSOs): the Foundation for Internet and Society “Metamorphosis”, the Association for Democratic Initiatives (ADI), the Foundation for Open Society in Macedonia (FOSM), and the National Youth Council of Macedonia.

In support of the Government of Morocco’s efforts to increase civic participation, USAID is providing direct grants to five CSOs to strengthen their capacities to act as intermediary support organizations (ISOs) and engage with the government on behalf of the citizens.  

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Last updated: May 01, 2017