Fact Sheets

USAID Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons (USAID Asia CTIP) is a $21 million ($125 million with buy-ins), five-year (2016-2021) regional initiative that works to combat the root causes and incentives that drive human trafficking and build a strong regional network for information exchange that will bolster enforcement efforts and assist in serving survivors. It also works to reduce trafficking of persons by identifying and disseminating successful evidence-based practices in trafficking in persons interventions and research; enhancing cooperation between source, transit and destination countries; and increasing opportunities for private sector leadership.

USAID’s Justice for a Sustainable Peace (JSP) activity aims to strengthen the effectiveness and responsiveness of the Colombian justice system, increase citizen support for the rule of law in conflict-affected regions, and address the critical justice needs of victims of the armed conflict.  

Dire food insecurity persists despite UN removal of Famine designation in Unity. Approximately 6 million people projected to be severely food insecure in July. US government (USG) announces $199 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the South Sudan response.

UN declares Yemen the largest cholera outbreak globally, with more than 297,400 new suspected cases and 1,706 related deaths as of July 7. The population in need of humanitarian assistance increased by nearly 2 million people between November 2016 and April 2017. USG announces nearly $192 million in new humanitarian funding to support critical relief efforts in Yemen.

President Trump announces $122 million in additional humanitarian funding to support conflict-affected Nigerians. Government of Nigeria (GoN) and Government of the Republic of Cameroon (GRC) authorities facilitate transport of approximately 900 displaced Nigerians from Cameroon to Nigeria in late June. Armed actors attack civilians across the Lake Chad Basin, including Nigeria’s city of Maiduguri and Cameroon’s Mayo-Sava. Department

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


Last updated: September 26, 2017