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USAID Mekong Safeguards promotes smarter, more sustainable infrastructure development, especially in transportation and power generation, to prevent environmental damage and depletion of natural resources in the Lower Mekong region.

Los países centroamericanos han logrado avances sociales y económicos significativos en las últimas dos décadas. Las tasas de analfabetismo y la pobreza se han reducido; La mortalidad infantil, y materna ha disminuido; y el acceso a la educación ha aumentado.

Since 2011, the U.S. Agency for International Development has provided over $5 billion of the $9.5 billion U.S. government humanitarian and stabilization assistance to the people of Syria. As a key element of U.S. policy, USAID aims to alleviate human suffering in Syria.

The Government of the Republic of Mozambique (GRM) reported that the official count for Tropical Cyclone Kenneth-related deaths remained at 45 people as of May 12. In addition, the GRM reports the number of people in need of assistance from Tropical Cyclone Kenneth has increased to nearly 286,300 people as humanitarian agencies access additional populations affected by the storm. However, humanitarian access remains a challenge in areas affected by Tropical Cyclone Kenneth, with many areas remaining inaccessible by road and requiring access via air or river transport.

North Macedonia has advanced significantly since declaring independence in 1991, with established democratic institutions and transparent elections at all levels of government. The contests for parliament in December 2016 and at the municipal level in October 2017 brought an end to a particularly dark chapter characterized by corruption and strained relations with the United States.

USAID’s Textbook II Printing and Distribution Project supports Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education (MoE) to expand access to and improve the quality of basic education for Afghanistan’s school-aged children. Through this project, USAID partners with the Government of Afghanistan (GoA) to print and distribute appropriate, MoE-approved textbooks and teachers’ guides.

During the month of April, active conflict and unexploded ordnances in Syria killed at least 324 people, including more than 70 children and one media worker, according to the Syria Network for Human Rights (SNHR). Casualties in April bring total civilian deaths to more than 1,100 people since the beginning of 2019, SNHR reports. Due to access and security constraints prohibiting data collection, SNHR cautions that the actual death toll may likely be higher.

The Government of the Republic of Mozambique (GRM) reported that the official count for Tropical Cyclone Kenneth-related deaths had increased to 45 people as of May 9. In addition, the GRM reports the number of people in need of assistance from Tropical Cyclone Kenneth has increased to nearly 255,000 people as humanitarian agencies access additional populations affected by the storm. Improved weather conditions have allowed relief actors to begin delivering assistance in areas impacted by Tropical Cyclone Kenneth; however, road, security, and weather conditions continue to constrain humanitarian access to some hard-to-reach areas.

HEDP supports Afghanistan’s second National Higher Education Strategic Plan (NHESP II) 2015-2020. The HEDP is organized under two components: 1) the Higher Education Development Program component; and 2) the Program Operations and Technical Support component.

EQUIP II was a follow-on program to the EQUIP I. The EQUIP II program was designed to: (1) increase access to schooling from Grades 1­12; (2) strengthen the capacity of communities to better manage teaching learning activities; (3) promote institutionalized district-based teacher training activities nationwide; and (4) prioritize education for girls through a household scholarship scheme and the provision of high school teachers in under­served schools.

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Last updated: June 16, 2019

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