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. Awards Another $500 Million to Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

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More than $500 million in additional U.S. funding will support global HIV and AIDS response efforts with 19 partners.

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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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U.S. Launches “Beyond the Grid” Energy Effort for Africa

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Building on the Beyond the Grid framework, the U.S. African Development Foundation has teamed up with General Electric Africa and USAID to launch the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge

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U.S. Increases Support to Conserve Forests, Ease Climate Change

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USAID announced its support for the Althelia Climate Fund to lend up to $133.8 million in commercial financing for forest conservation and sustainable land use.

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U.S. Moves Critical Relief Supplies to Central African Republic

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USAID began airlifting lifesaving relief supplies to the Central African Republic (CAR), where ongoing violence has left an estimated 2.5 million people — more than half the country’s population — in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

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Ukraine Issues $1 Billion Bond with U.S. Guarantee

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The National Bank of Ukraine, acting on behalf of the government of Ukraine, closed on its offering of a $1 billion sovereign bond, guaranteed by the United States, acting through USAID.

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USAID Programs Seek to Reunite, Support South Sudanese Families

Violence and insecurity in South Sudan have forced more than 1 million people from their homes since mid-December.

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U.S. Increases Support for Media, Press Freedom in Ukraine

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $1.25 million to the U-MEDIA program in Ukraine.

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