Development & Humanitarian Aid

USAID to Invest $38 Million in New Regional Leadership Centers

New regional leadership centers aim to expand opportunities for young Africans like these attendees at President Obama’s town hall in Washington July 28.

The centers will focus on engaging leaders aged 18 to 35 from a variety of backgrounds to offer accessible leadership training, incubating organizations and entrepreneurship, and to support professional connections among African leaders.

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Exceptional International Development Projects Win U.S. Awards

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The U.S. Treasury Department announced awards for exceptional development projects undertaken by the multilateral development banks (MDBs).

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Statement by Ambassador Power on the Striking of an UNRWA School in the Gaza Strip

As we have said before, UN facilities must be respected and protected, and we call on all parties to act consistently with this principle.

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U.S. Adds $4.8 Million to End Child, Early, Forced Marriage

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The programs are in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Tanzania and Yemen, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah said in July 22 news release.

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U.S. Announces $47 Million in Humanitarian Aid for Gaza

United States Humanitarian Assistance to Gaza Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 21, 2014 Today, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States is providing $47 million to help address the humanitarian situation in Gaza. This assistance includes: An initial $15 million contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works […]

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Situation in Gaza and Israel: Secretary Kerry Remarks with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

U.S. Announces $47 million in humanitairan assistance for Gaza

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U.S. Statement at the Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction First Preparatory Committee

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Since the Global Platform meeting last May, the world has been struck with a number of extraordinary disasters underscoring that the unrelenting global challenges we face have never been greater to reducing disaster risks worldwide.

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U.S. Opening Remarks at International Humanitarian Law Meeting

I would like to thank the Swiss government and the ICRC for organizing this third meeting of States on strengthening compliance with international humanitarian law, and for all of the work they have done over the past several years to shepherd this initiative.

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USAID and Partners Unveil New Efforts to Save Millions of Women and Children from Preventable Deaths

USAID will announce today that it is realigning $2.9 billion of the Agency’s resources to save up to half a million children from preventable deaths by the end of 2015—refocusing resources on high-impact programs with proven track records to save the most lives.

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Artists, Athletes, Businesses, USAID Urge ‘Let Girls Learn’

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Nearly 30 artists and athletes, and a host of global nonprofit groups and businesses, have joined with USAID to launch Let Girls Learn, an effort to raise awareness of the need to support all girls in their pursuit of quality education.

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