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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.

On January 20, the Government of Turkey (GoT) officially launched Operation Olive Branch, a GoT military offensive against Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units in Aleppo Governorate’s Kurdish-controlled Afrin District. As of February 8, the offensive had killed at least 130 civilians and displaced more than 16,000 people, international media and the UN report. In response, humanitarian agencies are delivering emergency assistance, including relief commodities and shelter supplies, to affected populations.

Проектот на УСАИД за социјална инклузија преку технологија со буџетво висина од 135 000 долари работи за да им помогне на младите луѓе со попреченост да станат дел од на пазарот на трудот, особено во брзо растечкиот сектор на информатичката технологија и да им помогне на организациите што работат со лицата со попреченост да ги подобрат вештините поврзани со нивното вработување.


The Food for Peace Shouhardo II program (CARE) targeted households and communities in northern Bangladesh as part of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative. A central aim of the program was to empower women. Data collected in the area targeted by Shouhardo II during a catastrophic flood in 2014 demonstrates the value of these investments, as well as the critical importance of women’s empowerment as a source of resilience. Households in which women were more empowered were able to maintain and even improve their food security in the face of the catastrophic flood, while households in which women were less empowered experienced a severe decline.

Both BiH policy makers and private sector stakeholders agree that a well-regulated financial sector is critical for efficiently allocating capital in the economy and increasing access to credit.

Press freedom is under threat in the Balkans. Political-economic interests have captured much of the mainstream media sector through opaque ownership structures, direct state support, and consolidated advertising markets, substantially limiting competition in the media marketplace and the public’s access to objective, balanced reporting.

USAID’s programming in the Central African Republic (CAR) mitigates inter-communal conflict, builds communities' resilience to persistent insecurity, and strengthens wildlife conservation to promote a foundation for peace, stability, and development in support of a robust humanitarian assistance portfolio. Activities are managed by USAID in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Петгодишниот проект „Со читање до лидерство” со вкупен буџет од 1,7 милиони долари е една од главната активности на Мисијата на УСАИД во Македонија во секторот за образование и е дел од сеопфатната цел на УСАИД за помагање на зајакнување на граѓанското општество, медиумите, политичките процеси и етничката интеграција во Македонија. Овој проект го имплементира Фондацијата за образовни и културни иницијативи „Чекор по чекор“ -Македонија. 

Boko Haram-related insecurity continues to pose grave risk for civilians in the Lake Chad Basin region, according to the UN. Following a decrease in reported attacks during the first half of 2017, the number of attacks increased during the latter half of the year, with monthly civilian casualties peaking at more than 140 in November. In Niger’s Diffa Region, Boko Haram-related civilian casualties declined from 2016; however, the number of suspected Boko Haram attacks increased from approximately 80 attacks in 2016 to more than 100 attacks in 2017.

In  2015, USAID partnered with the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research to launch the Reading for Success – Small Scale Experimentation activity to develop and test the most effective approaches to strengthen children’s Arabic reading skills in targeted primary schools.  With the positive results of the pilot phase, the Ministry has decided to implement this approach for reading instruction in all public elementary schools nationwide.


Last updated: April 19, 2018

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