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The August 14 earthquake results in at least 2,189 deaths, injures at least 12,260 people, and damages or destroys an estimated 130,000 houses as of August 18, according to the GoH. Heavy rains and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Grace exacerbate shelter and WASH needs among earthquake-affected households. USAID/BHA partners IOM and WFP dispatch additional emergency relief commodities from Port-au-Prince to communities in southwestern Haiti on August 18. USAID/BHA releases an additional 100 MT of contingency food commodities to WFP to scale up emergency food assistance operations in southwestern Haiti.

In a dynamic democracy like Indonesia, the three cornerstones of democratic society – government, the private sector, and civil society – should be equally strong and vibrant. The United States and Indonesia partner to safeguard democracy by building capacity among civil society organizations and supporting their sustainability.

Independent media outlets in Indonesia face economic and political threats that the pandemic has only exacerbated. Further, the spread of mis/disinformation inhibits the public from accessing the information they need to realize their rights and hold the government and big businesses to account.

Indonesia has conducted research showing that in Jakarta, its bustling capital city, as many as 200,000 high school graduates lack the skills they need to meet job market demands. The United States helps equip youth with skills ranging from technology to leadership to communication to boost employability and on-the-job competence. 

During the pandemic, effective and efficient health facilities and medical supply companies became more important than ever. However, in some areas, commercial credit has diminished, making it difficult for suppliers and clinics to keep medical supplies and services flowing. The United States is providing innovative financing to help address this challenge.

The August 14 earthquake results in at least 1,941 deaths and 9,900 injuries as of August 17, according to the GoH. DART USAR personnel and disaster experts conduct assessments and engage departmental EOCs in Grand’Anse and Sud. Earthquake-affected populations urgently require health assistance in Grand’Anse, Nippes, and Sud, where the earthquake damaged or destroyed at least 24 health facilities. Humanitarian convoys—including trucks carrying USAID/BHA-funded assistance—depart Port-au-Prince for Les Cayes

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) support PT. Pinduit Technology (Pintek) Indonesia to mobilize $16 million for education so that more Indonesians can attend vocational school or university and education institutions can provide better services to more students.

USAID supports the Government of Indonesia in accelerating economic growth by advising on how to improve public financial management and making it easier to start and operate businesses. Through EGSA, USAID is rekindling relationships with key government and business partners in the economic growth sector.

USAID JAPRI, meaning ‘become an entrepreneur’ in Indonesian, provides young entrepreneurs with training, mentoring services, and links to institutions that will help them start and grow businesses. USAID JAPRI prioritizes youth with disabilities, young women facing economic challenges, and low-income youth. The program improves entrepreneurship development providers’ ability to effectively train young entrepreneurs in necessary skills, including production, pricing, marketing, and creating business plans.

USAID’s Promoting Leadership and Activism of Youth (PLAY) for Peace in Libya (or “PLAY for Peace”) activity aims to increase youth participation in reconciliation efforts by providing safe spaces for dialogue and skills development, and opportunities for youth to engage with their communities. The two-year program seeks to reduce the likelihood of violence in Misrata, Tawergha, and Bani Walid in Western Libya by strengthening youth-to-youth relationships and promoting civic participation. 

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Last updated: January 20, 2022

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