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USAID is strengthening existing health service systems affected by conflict and supporting the delivery of primary healthcare services to hard-to-reach populations.

USAID’s contribution to the Public Works Program alleviates poverty through short-term job creation and improves the living conditions for the poorest Yemeni citizens.

Since the latest conflict erupted, widespread displacement, damage to schools, and general insecurity have left millions of children without reliable access to schooling. USAID is helping reach the most vulnerable children in Yemen and providing critical support to help the education system withstand the immediate impact of the crisis.

USAID/Yemen is progressively improving livelihoods in sectors that are critical to the country’s recovery by working with UNDP and the Yemeni Social Fund for Development (SFD). The SFD is an important social safety net institution that provides cash-for-work and training opportunities to Yemenis. The SFD simultaneously improves community infrastructure and service delivery while ensuring that Yemenis are building the skills that will help them gain sustainable employment opportunities.

The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget for USAID supports the President’s commitment to serve the needs of American citizens, ensure their safety, promote their prosperity, preserve their rights, and defend their values, as outlined in the President’s National Security Strategy. It advances U.S. foreign policy goals through targeted investments that protect U.S. national security, and furthers American interests at home and abroad.

On January 20, the Government of Turkey (GoT) officially launched Operation Olive Branch, a GoT military offensive against Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units in Aleppo Governorate’s Kurdish-controlled Afrin District. As of February 8, the offensive had killed at least 130 civilians and displaced more than 16,000 people, international media and the UN report. In response, humanitarian agencies are delivering emergency assistance, including relief commodities and shelter supplies, to affected populations.

Проектот на УСАИД за социјална инклузија преку технологија со буџетво висина од 135 000 долари работи за да им помогне на младите луѓе со попреченост да станат дел од на пазарот на трудот, особено во брзо растечкиот сектор на информатичката технологија и да им помогне на организациите што работат со лицата со попреченост да ги подобрат вештините поврзани со нивното вработување.

 

The Food for Peace Shouhardo II program (CARE) targeted households and communities in northern Bangladesh as part of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative. A central aim of the program was to empower women. Data collected in the area targeted by Shouhardo II during a catastrophic flood in 2014 demonstrates the value of these investments, as well as the critical importance of women’s empowerment as a source of resilience. Households in which women were more empowered were able to maintain and even improve their food security in the face of the catastrophic flood, while households in which women were less empowered experienced a severe decline.

Both BiH policy makers and private sector stakeholders agree that a well-regulated financial sector is critical for efficiently allocating capital in the economy and increasing access to credit.

Press freedom is under threat in the Balkans. Political-economic interests have captured much of the mainstream media sector through opaque ownership structures, direct state support, and consolidated advertising markets, substantially limiting competition in the media marketplace and the public’s access to objective, balanced reporting.

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Last updated: May 20, 2018

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