To help displaced persons integrate into new communities and build relationships, USAID’s Ukraine Confidence Building Initiative supports activities that engage children and their families in social and cultural events.
During USAID City Days representatives of USAID’s Municipal Energy Reform Project show kids how to make a model of a wind turbine, how it works, what types of alternative energy exist and what benefits alternative energy sources bring to people.
A former victim of trafficking developed the art installation “Invisible in Plain Sight” to raise awareness of this modern-day form of slavery. He produced 120 wooden silhouettes, which symbolizes the 120,000 Ukrainians that have been trafficked abroad.
USAID invested more than $100,000 to help NovoKairy village, Kherson Oblast develop its irrigation system, purchasing the hardware needed to develop a pumping station and connect the irrigation system to the nearby Kakhovka Water Reservoir.
Head of Ministry of Health Central Reference Laboratory Anna Barbova supervises a laboratory specialist, who conducts smear microscopy testing at a TB laboratory.
Bridging Europe and Eurasia, Ukraine’s geography makes it central to regional stability and security. Today’s Ukraine struggles to unify with its western neighbors by pursuing pro-European reforms while staving off Russian-backed separatists fighting within its eastern borders. In this context, USAID works with leaders throughout Ukraine to build a stable, democratic, and prosperous future. USAID programs primarily focus on good governance, economic growth, strengthened health services and humanitarian assistance. Since 1992, USAID contributed approximately $1.9 billion to Ukraine’s economic and social development.
Today, USAID helps mitigate the effects of conflict in Ukraine’s East and aids Ukraine’s most vulnerable conflict-affected populations as they adapt from conflict and settle in new communities.
USAID development assistance supports more participatory, transparent, and accountable governance; citizen inclusion in democratic, economic, and social reforms; broad-based resilient economic development; enhanced energy security; and improved health services for Ukrainians.
USAID also supports U.S. Presidential Initiatives on Global Health and Global Climate Change.
Last updated: October 13, 2016