Timor-Leste Program Updates

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Last updated: October 07, 2021

September 22, 2021

USAID recently announced a follow-on project with Timorese implementing partner Haburas Ita Moris (HIM) to support USAID Local Works to conduct a listening tour in 13 municipalities in Timor-Leste.

September 15, 2021

A grant from the USAID Tourism For All project has opened the way for more tourists to visit Adara Eco-Resort on the island of Atauro. The remote resort is only accessible on foot or by boat. The grant provided two boat engines and safety equipment for resort owner Mario Gomes, whose income has increased by 65 percent so that more visitors can enjoy easier access to Adara. 

Timor-Leste's Minister of Health, Dr. Odete Belo, left, and U.S. Embassy Dili’s Chargé d’affaires Tom Daley officially announce an additional $1 million in U.S assistance to Timor-Leste through USAID.
September 13, 2021

Today, the United States—through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)—announced $1 million in new COVID-19 assistance for Timor-Leste to extend the reach of vaccination programs by engaging trusted leaders and civil society organizations to urge hesitant citizens to get vaccinated, especially in communities outside Dili.  The total U.S. assistance to help Timor-Leste fight COVID-19 now stands at $5 million.

September 10, 2021

The United States is pleased to announce an additional $2.3 million in assistance to help Timor-Leste fight COVID-19 and strengthen health security.

August 26, 2021

Every good story has a beginning, a middle, and an end, with a great deal of transition along the way.  Mine does.  And although I have just arrived in the country, I can see how Timor-Leste’s story—in so many ways—does, too. On World Humanitarian Day and every day, history and our quest for a brighter future bring us together.