Fact Sheets

The Strengthening Watershed and Irrigation Management (SWIM) project will support sustainable, agriculture-led economic growth by increasing the sustainable and productive use of water and strengthening water resource management.

WFP continues second-round food distributions in hurricane-affected areas of Haiti. Response actors coordinate assistance for families vacating temporary shelters. USAID/OFDA shelter partners launch “build back safer” initiative.

The Middle East and North Africa has less than 2% of the world’s renewable water supply. In fact, it is the world’s driest region, threatening sustainable agriculture, hydration and sanitation. The American people, through USAID, have been investing in the water sector across the Middle East to improve access to clean water, reduce water losses, facilitate sustainable use of limited resources and improve access to sanitation.

WFP reaches 99 percent of Haitians in need of emergency food assistance. Relief actors facilitate access to safe drinking water for an estimated 744,000 people Number of suspected cholera cases reported in Grand’Anse and Sud continues to decline.

Most local markets in Grand’Anse and Sud reopen, WFP reports. WFP reaches approximately 730,000 people with emergency food assistance. USAID/OFDA provides an additional $2 million for shelter interventions in Sud.

The United States Agency for International Development is partnering with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to support the Afghan Government and civil society to improve access to safe drinking water, community sanitation facilities, and hygiene practices in households, schools, and health facilities. The program aims to improve the lives of at least 75,000 vulnerable and disadvantaged households in 16 selected rural Afghan provinces.

Access to safe and affordable financial services enables individuals and  families to transfer money and make payments; save to manage income volatility; achieve specific goals; build long-term financial security; use credit to take advantage of opportunities like starting a business; and insure themselves against life's many risks.  Progress on financial inclusion has helped stimulate broad-based economic growth in both developed and developing economies and is critical to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the international community in 2015. 

UN releases revised flash appeal for Haiti, requesting $139 million in humanitarian funding. USAID/OFDA partners and other response actors bolster WASH support in hurricane-affected areas. USAID/FFP provides more than $14.4 million for cash-based food assistance in Grand’Anse and Sud.

USAID/Senegal is supporting the Government of Senegal’s National Program for Good Governance, which includes commitments to control corruption, improve service delivery and accountability, and protect human rights. USAID is also working with civil society organizations to increase their ability to hold government institutions accountable and to effectively engage the public in improving governance in Senegal. And USAID is addressing the Casamance conflict, directly through activities such as conflict resolution at the grassroots level, and indirectly through facilitation of high-level political meetings and dialogue.

USAID/Senegal works with the Government of Senegal to put quality health services within reach of a growing majority of the population. Since 1979, USAID’s health programs have the supported the Ministry of Health and local communities to reduce maternal mortality and child deaths, prevent infectious diseases and other illnesses, and help people live healthier lives.

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Last updated: April 30, 2017