Al Yamun, West Bank – On Tuesday, November 18, the Al Yamun Municipality, the Ministry of Local Government, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and its implementing partner Global Communities, celebrated the inauguration of a new Citizen Service Center and a Multi-Purpose Hall which will serve the 20,000 residents of the town. Al Yamun is located in the Jenin governorate, nine kilometers northwest of Jenin city.
In a ceremony on November 5 at the Office of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, Finance Minister Shukri Bishara, U.S. Consul General Michael Ratney, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) West Bank and Gaza Mission Director Dave Harden announced $100 million in budget support for the Palestinian Authority (PA).
The Unites States Agency for International Development (USAID) is currently implementing multiple water and infrastructure projects in the southern West Bank. USAID is overseeing two infrastructure projects to help alleviate recurring water shortages in the southern West Bank: the Nahaleen Pipeline Project and Deir Sha’ar Pipeline Project. Both major water transmission projects will provide the infrastructure to increase water supplied to communities in the southern West Bank. USAID’s intervention will reduce leaks and substantially increase water availability in numerous v
Since September 25, 2013 the U.S. Government has committed a total of $100 million in support of the High Impact Micro-Infrastructure Initiative (HIMII). The HIMIII was launched by Secretary Kerry in partnership with the Palestinian Authority at last year’s Ad Hoc Liaison Committee meeting. HIMII objectives are to create jobs and build vital infrastructure throughout the West Bank. Projects include upgrading of existing and construction of new health clinics, schools, water systems, community centers, and roads. These projects are designed to deliver tangible benefits to improve the living conditions of Palestinians and to support growth of the Palestinian economy.
On July 21, 2014, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States is providing $47 million to help the humanitarian situation in Gaza. To address the urgent needs in Gaza, USAID is drawing from these funds to provide food; clean water; basic commodities; health care and medical assistance; and shelter protection. As of November 4, USAID has provided the following assistance.
Last updated: December 02, 2015