Fact Sheets

Hurricane Matthew causes extensive damage across the central Caribbean. USAID’s DART conducts aerial assessments, delivers first tranche of pre-positioned relief items to isolated communities in Haiti. USAID/OFDA is airlifting additional emergency relief commodities to Haiti and The Bahamas.

The Partnerships for Peace project is a capacity-building and networking effort that will support West African regional institutions, national governments, and civil society organizations to more effectively counter violent extremism in the Sahel region.  The project approach is rooted in empowering West African institutions and organizations to lead sustainable, long-term peacebuilding efforts.

The Moderate Voices project is a regional communication and media strengthening effort that will leverage both traditional and new media to counter violent extremism (CVE) and promote democracy, human rights and governance.  The project will support a culturally-resonant communications environment of indigenous CVE narratives by building the capacity of locally influential voices, establishing interactive media platforms, and engaging at-risk youth, women, and communities with quality, credible CVE content.

As the nature and scope of violent extremism has expanded in West Africa, the breadth and depth of interventions to counter violent extremism have also grown and evolved.  However, a critical gap remains in the availability of concrete measurement tools to identify at-risk individuals and communities who may be susceptible to the influence of violent extremist organizations.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and USAID is joining with the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign and its partners across the country to highlight the importance of cybersecurity and online safety.

Hurricane Matthew is the strongest hurricane to impact the Caribbean since 2007. Host country governments, UN agencies, and NGOs begin preparedness activities in advance of the storm. USAID/OFDA activates regional Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) with staff in The Bahamas, Haiti, and Jamaica.

Under the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Control and Prevention of Malaria project in Burma, Cambodia and Thailand trains local community workers and health staff to effectively diagnose, treat and follow up with people with malaria. The project focuses on curbing the prevalence of multi-drug resistant malaria and improving access to early diagnosis and treatment for those who are most at risk for the disease, particularly migrant workers and other vulnerable populations.

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Malawi is an extremely poor country, with 41 percent of its population living in poverty, and a low ranking of 173 out of 187 countries in the 2015 UN Development Program Human Development Index. More than 80 percent of Malawians live in rural areas and depend largely on rain-fed agriculture, which is highly vulnerable to recurrent drought, climatic variation, and natural disasters. Malawi periodically experiences major reductions in food production due to climatic shocks, and the situation is exacerbated by an unfavorable policy environment, low investment in agriculture, and lack of agriculture diversification.

The goal of USAID’s Initiative for Hygiene, Sanitation and Nutrition (IHSAN) project is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and children less than five years old, with a focus on the first 1,000 days (conception to 24 months of age). The expected outcomes of the IHSAN are to decrease stunting by at least 5 percent over five years, and reduce anemia among women of reproductive age by at least 10 percent.


Last updated: October 23, 2016