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More than one billion people are affected by one or more of the world's neglected tropical diseases. In Côte d'Ivoire, five neglected tropical diseases constitute a public health concern because of the serious socio-economic impact.  USAID works alongside the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene in the fight against neglected tropical diseases including: lymphatic filariasis or elephantiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis and trachoma.

With the support of USAID, the Ivoirian Government is making significant strides rebuilding the rule of law and restoring public confidence in the justice sector after years of unrest and stagnation. In particular, the USAID-funded Justice Sector Support Program (“ProJustice”) is carrying out intensive capacity building activities such as nationwide joint trainings of prosecutors, investigating judges, and judicial police officers (JPOs). The result has been improved communication, cooperation, and effectiveness of investigations, prosecutions, and court cases

USAID is undertaking an aggressive approach towards controlling the HIV epidemic in Côte d’Ivoire with the expansion of access to prevention, care, and treatment services.  For more than 10 years, USAID’s Health Office has worked closely with other U.S. Government agencies to help save the lives of thousands of individuals infected and affected by HIV and AIDS in Côte d’Ivoire through the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

The crisis that erupted after the contested 2010 presidential election results in Côte d'Ivoire left the country deeply divided, with over 3,000 people dead  and great doubt about a the prospect of future peaceful elections and transitions of power. After the 2010 crisis, anxiety about the 2015 election lingered and affected the thinking of many about what it would mean for Côte d'Ivoire.  Would it reignite the recent conflict? Would the election be fair and transparent with credible results – both in perception and in actuality? These are the reasons why the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) partnered with the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) and 14 civil society organizations to form an independent platform to provide outside verification of the credibility of the election outcome. 

Humanitarian access improves, despite delays due to insecurity and bureaucratic restrictions. The UN condemns violence against civilians following a recent attack on civilian infrastructure. UNVIM commences operations for Yemen response.

USAID/Food For Peace contributes $20 million in additional emergency food assistance to Iraq in February. Italian firm Trevi signs agreement to refurbish Mosul Dam. Insecurity in Iraq results in more than 3,100 civilian deaths and injuries countrywide since January.

Over the next two years, the USAID Non-Formal Education (NFE) Program will provide at least 1,680 out-of-school youth in Jordan with access to a quality education. By establishing 28 new NFE centers and building the capacity of educators in dozens more, the NFE Program will improve educational and social outcomes for youth in Jordan, including for Syrian refugees. The NFE Program will be implemented by Questscope, an Amman-based INGO focusing on youths’ social and emotional development, and in collaboration with the Jordan Ministry of Education (MoE) and local community actors.

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.

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.

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Last updated: August 17, 2022

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