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On February 16, three person-borne improvised explosive devices (PBIEDs) detonated in a market in Borno State’s Konduga local government area (LGA), resulting in at least 20 deaths and 70 injuries, international media report.

From January 28–30, clashes between armed separatist groups and Republic of YemenGovernment (RoYG) forces in Yemen’s port city of Aden resulted in at least 39 deaths,injured more than 220 people, and prompted the temporary suspension of commercialand humanitarian activities in the city. The UN and humanitarian partners launched the 2018 Yemen Humanitarian ResponsePlan (HRP) on January 20, requesting nearly $3 billion to provide life-saving assistance to13.1 million vulnerable people. The 2018 Yemen HRP ranks as the largest humanitarianappeal globally and represents an approximately 26 percent increase in fundingrequirements compared to 2017

Moldova has a distinctive culture, rich heritage and a reputation for warm hospitality, sound footing for developing a thriving tourism economy. The Moldova Competitiveness Project (MCP) focuses on leveraging Moldova’s prime tourism assets – wine, gastronomy and rural life – into an engine of economic growth in even the most remote rural regions, contributing to a reduction in poverty and migration.

On February 8, the UN, in coordination with the Government of Nigeria (GoN), launched the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), requesting nearly $1.1 billion to address the humanitarian needs of 6.1 million people across northeastern Nigeria. In addition to the continued delivery of life-saving assistance and protection of vulnerable populations, the 2018 HRP prioritizes resilience-building initiatives and strengthening links to longer-term recovery to help conflict-affected populations rebuild their lives.

To support and reinforce the capacity of Yemenis to lead the country’s recovery efforts, these activities work with key local and national institutions across sectors that will be critical as people affected by conflict start rebuilding their lives.

USAID is strengthening existing health service systems affected by conflict and supporting the delivery of primary healthcare services to hard-to-reach populations.

USAID’s contribution to the Public Works Program alleviates poverty through short-term job creation and improves the living conditions for the poorest Yemeni citizens.

Since the latest conflict erupted, widespread displacement, damage to schools, and general insecurity have left millions of children without reliable access to schooling. USAID is helping reach the most vulnerable children in Yemen and providing critical support to help the education system withstand the immediate impact of the crisis.

USAID/Yemen is progressively improving livelihoods in sectors that are critical to the country’s recovery by working with UNDP and the Yemeni Social Fund for Development (SFD). The SFD is an important social safety net institution that provides cash-for-work and training opportunities to Yemenis. The SFD simultaneously improves community infrastructure and service delivery while ensuring that Yemenis are building the skills that will help them gain sustainable employment opportunities.

The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget for USAID supports the President’s commitment to serve the needs of American citizens, ensure their safety, promote their prosperity, preserve their rights, and defend their values, as outlined in the President’s National Security Strategy. It advances U.S. foreign policy goals through targeted investments that protect U.S. national security, and furthers American interests at home and abroad.


Last updated: March 18, 2018

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