Fact Sheets

Hurricane Irma—the strongest Atlantic hurricane on record—is traversing the Caribbean and has affected several island nations, including Antigua and Barbuda. USAID activates a Washington, D.C.-based RMT and a regional DART with staff in The Bahamas, Barbados, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti. USAID is coordinating relief operations with host governments, USG interagency partners, and other humanitarian actors.

USAID Green Invest Asia is designed to mobilize the power of the private sector and international markets to reduce commodity-driven deforestation and high-emissions agriculture practices across Southeast Asia.

The Support to Parliamentary Research activity supports the Department for Research, Library and Archives (DRLA) within the Kosovo’s Assembly by strengthening the DRLA’s ability to fulfil the parliamentary committees’ need for high-quality, objective research and by providing parliamentary research reports for the DRLA.

This program supports the Democracy in Action (DIA) coalition’s domestic election monitoring mission to confirm the fairness of elections, encourage and educate citizens to exercise their voting rights, and increase public confidence in the electoral process.  Democracy in Action (DIA) is a coalition of Kosovar CSOs engaged in election monitoring activities and electoral reform since 2007. In 2017 the coalition became a full member of the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO).

USAID’s Transparent, Effective and Accountable Municipalities (TEAM) project will bolster the ongoing efforts of Kosovo’s government institutions and independent agencies to strengthen accountability and effectiveness in public procurement as a means of improving public services and enhancing public trust, especially at the municipal level. By working closely with municipal partners and supporting linkages with the central government, independent agencies and civil society, the activity will strengthen key government champions and promote local change, creating a sustainable impact.

In July, relief organizations recorded the highest number of monthly humanitarian access incidents in South Sudan since 2016, underscoring the arduous operating environment. USAID/FFP partner the UN World Food Program (WFP) has reached 4.2 million unique beneficiaries in South Sudan to date in 2017, exceeding the UN agency’s total beneficiaries in 2016. In July alone, WFP reached 2.9 million beneficiaries, the highest number of registered people assisted in the country in a one-month period since 2011.

Health officials confirm cases of cholera in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State. Insecurity and inclement weather exacerbate existing food and nutrition needs in the Lake Chad Basin. Flooding in Niger affects nearly 60,000 people, primarily near the Nigerian border

UN and GoE release revised 2017 HRD, identifying approximately 8.5 million people in Ethiopia requiring emergency food assistance. Estimated food-insecure population in Kenya increases to 3.4 million people. USAID Administrator announces an additional $91 million to support humanitarian interventions in Ethiopia.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)-led offensive to retake the northern Syria city of Ar Raqqah from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to result in population displacement and increased humanitarian needs. Between June 1 and August 15, conflict displaced nearly 63,900 people from and within Ar Raqqah Governorate, according to the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster, the coordinating body for humanitarian CCCM activities, comprising UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other stakeholders.

In the past 15 years, USAID has built more than 1,600 partnerships with the private sector involving more than 3,500 unique partner organizations. These partnerships are expected to leverage more than $16 billion in non-U.S. government public and private funds.

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Last updated: September 26, 2017