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USAID is carrying out comprehensive education programs in Pakistan to help millions of children and young people rise as far as their hard work and initiative will take them.

USAID is working to support Pakistan to extend the writ of government, improve governance, deliver essential services, and expand economic opportunity in unstable areas.

USAID is working with Pakistan to help  the country secure a self-sustaining future by increasing household incomes and employment, nurturing competitive enterprises, expanding trade and investment, creating more rewarding business opportunities (especially for women), building on-farm irrigation infrastructure, and promoting a vibrant agricultural sector.

USAID and Pakistan are working together to help Pakistan meet its growing energy demands, and to alleviate the country's energy crisis. Current initiatives actively increase the availability of sustainable energy to the economy and promote reforms to help the power sector function more efficiently and sustainably.

Search-and-rescue operations resume following the magnitude 7.3 aftershock that struck Nepal’s Dolakha District on May 12. USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) urban search-and-rescue (USAR) personnel rescue a 41-year-old woman in Dolakha’s Singati village. Preliminary reports from the GoN indicate that the May 12 aftershock affected 32 of Nepal’s 75 districts and resulted in at least 65 deaths and more than 1,900 injuries.

With 28 resource partners including non-governmental organizations, bilateral donors and corporations, USAID has built the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT¹) Global Development Partnership in support of LGBT human rights and equality around the world. This transformational 16 million dollar, four year public-private partnership spans 15 countries where USAID works and represents the largest investment to increase human rights, accountability, economic development, sustainability and protections for LGBT persons worldwide. Since its official launch in April 2013, the Partnership has supported the efforts of local LGBT advocates and communities in Africa, Asia, Europe & Eurasia and Latin America & the Caribbean.

At USAID, equal access to foreign aid is not only a matter of human rights, but also critical to holistic, comprehensive and inclusive development. USAID proudly champions LGBTI interests in our policies, practices and initiatives. The Agency has a long history of advancing human rights by supporting and assisting marginalized and vulnerable populations. We continue to make progress, taking a lead role in promoting LGBTI-equality efforts through the integration of rights and empowerment in policies and programming.

In coordination with the GoN, national and international relief actors continue response and early recovery efforts in Nepal. International donors have contributed more than $139.3 million—including $42.3 million toward the $423 million flash appeal for Nepal—for humanitarian activities in response to the April 25 earthquake.

After more than 10 days, relief actors have now reached all 39 affected districts in Nepal and are beginning to refine priority humanitarian needs, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Relief actors caution that a more robust response is urgently needed to mitigate the impact of the upcoming monsoon rains on earthquake-affected communities. To date, the U.S. Government (USG) has provided more than $29 million in humanitarian assistance for Nepal.

USAID contributes an additional $11 million for earthquake response efforts in Nepal, bringing total U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian assistance to nearly $28 million. Additional U.S. military aircraft arrived in Nepal on May 6 to support GoN and international relief efforts. Although life in Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu is beginning to normalize, relief actors report that the humanitarian situation in remote and hard-to-reach areas remains concerning.


Last updated: October 08, 2015

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