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As the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end, floodwaters remain in areas of Guatemala and Honduras affected by Hurricanes Eta and Iota. Storm damage to health care facilities in Honduras risks increased spread of COVID-19, PAHO reports. USAID/BHA is providing emergency shelter materials to assist communities to repair damaged structures in Honduras. USAID/BHA supports UNICEF to scale up protection and WASH assistance in Nicaragua.

Проект USAID по конкурентоспособности, торговле и созданию рабочих мест направлен на развитие торговли и увеличение занятости в плодоовощном, туристическом, транспортном и логистическом секторах в пяти странах Центральной Азии. Повышая конкурентоспособность компаний в регионе и устраняя барьеры в торговле, USAID способствует становлению устойчивого и конкурентоспособного частного сектора и развитию экспортного потенциала.

USAID’s Iraq Governance Performance and Accountability (IGPA, known as “Takamul” or “integration” in Arabic) project supports the Government of Iraq’s efforts to strengthen public financial management and tangibly improve the delivery of essential services through locally-led reform initiatives.

The primary goal of the USAID Healthy Mother Healthy Baby activity is to improve the nutritional status and prevent morbidity and mortality of mothers and children under two as well as improve the quality and availability of lifesaving, evidence-based health interventions for women and children in the Feed the Future’s geographic area in Khatlon province.  

FEWS NET estimates damage from the storms will exacerbate acute food insecurity for many households in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Government of Nicaragua assesses countrywide damages and economic losses from Eta and Iota total $738 million. USAID/BHA provides funding to support several relief agencies delivering humanitarian assistance in Honduras, while JTF-Bravo rescues people from and transports assistance to isolated areas.

USAID’s Competitiveness, Trade and Jobs activity facilitates trade and employment in horticulture, tourism, transport, and logistics across the five Central Asian economies. By incentivizing firms to become more regionally competitive and by addressing cross-border impediments to trade, USAID helps to develop a more diverse and competitive private sector and generate export-driven growth.

Relief organizations continue to assess the extent of damages from Hurricanes Eta and Iota on Colombia’s San Andrés and Providencia islands, where approximately 9,100 people were affected by the storms, according to the UN. To support Colombia’s National Disaster Risk Management Unit (UNGRD) and other actors responding to humanitarian needs on the islands, on November 23, USAID/BHA established a humanitarian air bridge to shuttle relief supplies from San Andrés to Providencia—the more heavily impacted of the two islands.

USAID’s Shared Future project works with youth and community and religious leaders to support the durable return for internally displaced persons from the Ninewa Plain.

USAID is supporting the return of displaced populations from ethnic and religious minorities through an integrated, multi-sectoral approach that tailors services to the unique needs of the communities that call this region home.

Through a joint partnership with the Archdiocese of Erbil, USAID is supporting the sustainable reintegration of internally displaced persons in northern Iraq.

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Last updated: January 19, 2021

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