In Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), people with disabilities are often economically and socially excluded on a much larger scale than those in Western Europe. The state has been unable to fully meet its responsibilities to citizens with special needs. People with intellectual disabilities are often placed in institutions, rather than being empowered to live independently.
The U.S. Agency for International Development supports the Local Capacity Initiative project under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to improve access to quality HIV services for key populations in Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam.
In collaboration with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), USAID, through the USAID Wildlife Asia activity, addresses wildlife trafficking by working to reduce demand of wildlife products and to improve regional action to end wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and China.
USAID’s Let Girls Learn AMAA (Give Girls a Chance to Learn) project in Malawi seeks to deliver a range of district specific activities to mitigate the barriers to girls’ enrollment and retention in school. The project will work in five priority districts including Balaka, Machinga, Phalombe, Mzimba and Chikwawa, targeting girls aged 10-19 in both upper primary and secondary schools. Led by Save the Children, AMAA will work with local and international NGOs as well as NORC, the Ministry of Education in Malawi, and plans to partner with USDA to mitigate the barriers preventing girls’ enrollment and retention in school.
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.
Last updated: March 30, 2017