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The Asia-Pacific region has the highest marine biodiversity on the planet and faces serious threats from climate change and unsustainable fishing practices.  In response to these threats, USAID is supporting regional organizations working to protect biodiversity from illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.  While individual countries have made progress to preserve biodiversity and combat unsustainable fishing practices, collaboration and enforcing global and regional standards across borders remains a challenge.

Administrator Power visits affected communities in southwestern Haiti, announcing $32 million in humanitarian assistance in response to the earthquake. JTF-Haiti—including the USCG—conducts 413 missions, assisting nearly 460 people and transporting approximately 206,000 pounds of relief commodities to affected areas. The UN releases a Flash Appeal for Haiti, requesting more than $187 million to provide humanitarian assistance to approximately 500,000 earthquake-affected people. DART USAR experts demobilize and return to the United States, as the DART transitions from rescue to recovery efforts and scales up humanitarian assistance operations.

The Healthy Relationships for a Violence-Free Future activity promotes healthy, non-violent relationships, particularly between intimate partners, adolescents and their parents, and among adolescents/youth. 

Cacao for Peace (CFP) promotes rural peace and development in cacao-producing communities through enhanced cacao research, education, and access to international markets. 

The Generating Equity Program reduces gender-based violence (GBV), creates economic opportunities for women, and positively transforms gender norms and attitudes.

USAID’s Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation activity aims for Kosovo to become a society where there is proactive cooperation, peaceful co-existence between various groups, and the full application of democratic values for all of Kosovo’s citizens. USAID’s Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation activity addresses the present reconciliation needs of different ethnic groups in Kosovo on individual, community, and institutional levels.  The activity builds both personal and collective awareness on the need to understand others, prioritizes shared values and approaches, and transform

USAID’s Energy Sustainability Activity improves Kosovo’s energy security by strengthening the capacity of local institutions to develop open and regionally integrated electricity markets, build resilient and sustainable power networks, and boost investment in renewable energy infrastructure. The next five years for Kosovo are critical for establishing a robust, reliable, and regionally integrated power system in line with Energy Community (EnC) standards—an integral part of bolstering the country’s economic growth and increasing opportunities for its citizens. To achieve these goals, USAID’

DART Leader Tim Callaghan, JTF-Haiti Commander Rear Admiral Keith Davids, and GoH DGPC Director Jerry Chandler visit affected areas in Grand’Anse and Sud. USAID DART and USAR members continue assessment and response activities in Grand’Anse’s Dame Marie commune. ITF-Haiti—including the USCG—conducts 170 missions, performing nearly 320 medical evacuations and transporting nearly 80,000 pounds of relief commodities to affected areas. WFP delivers 100 MT of USAID/BHA-funded food assistance—sufficient to meet the monthly food needs of approximately 7,550 people—from Port-au-Prince to Les Cayes.

At least 600,000 people in southwestern Haiti require humanitarian assistance as a result of the August 14 earthquake, according to the Government of Haiti. USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and Urban Search-and-Rescue (USAR) members continue to assess damages and provide assistance in Grand’Anse, Nippes, and Sud, visiting four communes on August 19. USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA) partner WFP delivers several MT of food assistance by air to Jérémie and by road to Les Cayes on August 19.

Intolerance and extremism threaten democracy and undermine development. Youth, who represent one quarter of Indonesia’s 270 million people, are particularly vulnerable to hate speech and radical messages. In response, the United States partners with civil society to promote tolerance and pluralism, especially among young people.

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Last updated: January 20, 2022

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