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The Kingdom of Morocco has engaged in a series of reforms aimed at strengthening democratic participation and advancing the modernization of the police. USAID is supporting the Kingdom of Morocco’s reform effort through a three-year community policing pilot project in designated communities of Tangier and Tétouan. Community policing is both a philosophy and an organizational strategy that emphasizes partnership and collaboration between police and communities with the objective of identifying and jointly responding to problems of crime, disorder and fear of victimization.

USAID/Morocco is supporting a program to work with leading political parties to strengthen their efforts to better respond to citizens and represent their interests. USAID/Morocco also supports work to strengthen civil society’s capacity to engage the electoral and legislative process and promote civic awareness.

Young Moroccans constitute over 10 million people and 80 percent of the unemployed in the country. Surprisingly, unemployment rates rise sharply by educational attainment – ranging from just 1.6 percent for labor force participants with no education to over 22 percent for university graduates. In response to these challenges, USAID Morocco has designed the USAID Career Center program to assist young people’s transition from education to employment.

Morocco is the United States’ oldest friend in the Middle East and North Africa. This bond, which dates back over 200 years, is forged on a solid foundation of our shared values in security, freedom, and prosperity. Located in an increasingly unstable and volatile region, Morocco continues to set itself apart with its stable government and steadily growing economy.

Field reports from USAID/FFP staff indicate that areas of Afar, Amhara, Oromiya, and Tigray regions have received delayed and intermittent June-to-September kiremt rainfall to date, although some drought-affected lowland areas of Amhara are now receiving sufficient rainfall for the meher planting season.

Diaspora is a term of self-identification used by a community of people who live outside a shared country of ancestry or affinity, but maintain active connections with it. More than 62 million Americans – one-fifth of the country – are first or second-generation diaspora, making the United States home to more global diaspora than any other country in the world. Check out how USAID works with diaspora communities around the world for development impact.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governance Project works with the KP government and civil society organizations to improve local and provincial governments' abilities to provide services to their citizens.  The project works closely with the KP government and local stakeholders, and is aligned with the KP government's Strategic Development Partnership Framework.

Due to projections of above-average June-to-September kiremt rainfall and flooding, USAID and relief actors are assessing potential hydrometeorological hazards and response efforts, such as the pre-positioning of emergency relief items and dissemination of early warning and preparedness messaging in the coming months.

Over the past eight years, President Obama has elevated sustainable development to a core pillar of American foreign policy.  On Wednesday July 20th, the President will host the White House Summit on Global Development, bringing together development leaders, public and private sector financing partners, civil society, diplomats, and entrepreneurs to mark our global progress and catalyze further development efforts.

U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry announces nearly $439 million in new U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian funding for Syria and neighboring countries. United Nations (UN) convoys reach all 18 UN-designated besieged areas in Syria with emergency relief assistance. Syrian Democratic Forces offensive to retake Menbij town in Aleppo Governorate from ISIL displaces an estimated 47,000 people.


Last updated: February 20, 2018

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