U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces nearly $601 million in new humanitarian funding for Syria and neighboring countries. Relief agencies reach four besieged areas with emergency food and other humanitarian assistance since January. Ground conflict and aerial bombardment displace nearly 472,000 people between April and December 2015. Health teams vaccinate 3 million children across Syria against polio in 2015.
The United States and Jordan have partnered in development for more than 60 years. USAID has longstanding programs in water, education, health, economic development and democratic governance. The Syria crisis—and resulting influx of refugees into Jordan—has impacted USAID’s ongoing activities, as well as Jordan’s ability to meet the needs of the people within its borders. USAID supports the government and host communities of Jordan as they cope with the crisis. We have re-oriented existing programs to account for the refugee situation and added funds to focus directly on stresses caused by the Syria crisis.
Committed to Colombia’s development, peace, and security, the United States launched Plan Colombia in 2000. Through Plan Colombia, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has helped Colombia promote social and economic development, rule of law, human rights, reintegration of ex- combatants, support to victims and vulnerable populations including Afro-Colombians and indigenous communities, climate change mitigation, and low-emissions development.
On January 31, USAID Administrator Gayle Smith announced an additional $97 million in USAID/FFP funding to provide more than 176,000 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance to approximately 4 million Ethiopians. The U.S. Government (USG) remains the largest humanitarian donor to Ethiopia, having provided more than $532 million in humanitarian assistance since October 2014.
Противодействие преступлениям в отношении крупных хищников требует работы правоохранительных органов, включая сложные расследования и вовлечения всех органов уголовного права.
Asian big cats are on the brink of extinction. The greatest threat comes from criminals who control an illegal trade that spans across international borders. The goal of Project Predator is to increase communication, coordination and collaboration between law enforcement agencies at the national and transnational level, drawing upon individual strengths, resources and expertise.
USAID and the Government of Jordan (GoJ) are working together to protect and conserve scarce resources through the Water Reuse and Environmental Conservation Project (WRECP). The project supports the preservation of the environment, training on pollution prevention and environmental management, rehabilitation for landfills and polluted 'hot spots,' and the reuse of water and biosolids to support community livelihoods.
With the objective of improving how water resources are utilized and wastewater facilities are managed over the next 25 years, the Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Project (WIP) is responding to dire improvements needed in the water sector.
USAID supported the feasibility study and design for upgrading the existing wastewater treatment plant, and is currently funding construction and construction management to upgrade the plant to a capacity of 6,550 m3 per day through simple, low tech improvements.
Jordan is one of the most water-scarce countries in the world. Rapid population growth coupled with economic development needs places huge strain on already limited water supplies.
Last updated: May 31, 2016