USAID Awards $6 Million to Empower Women Affected by Conflic

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USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Sarah Mendelson announced the awards during an event at which participants discussed USAID’s implementation of the two-year-old U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

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U.S. Extends Helping Hand to Philippines

During his December 18 visit in the Philippines, Secretary of State Kerry (in white shirt at left) surveyed the bags of rice destined to help victims of the November typhoon. (AP Images)

Secretary Kerry: “We will work closely with our friends in the Philippines to rebuild this region even better and stronger and safer.”

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Fund Awards Two Grants for Agricultural Infrastructure in Africa

A woman peels cassava, a vital food source for more than 500 million people living across sub-Saharan Africa. (AP Images)

The AFT, a new multidonor trust fund created to increase agricultural productivity and reduce poverty, recently announced the recipients of the fund’s first two project preparation grants.

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Seven USAID Awards Address Gender-Based Violence

Pregnant women wait inside a women's hospital in Allahabad, India. A USAID award seeks to expand the use of mobile technology to identify intimate partner violence in India among patients receiving family planning and prenatal care.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced seven new awards worth nearly $8 million to address gender-based violence.

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PEPFAR: 10 Years of Fighting AIDS

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Since it was established in 2003, PEPFAR has provided treatment to more than 5.1 million people and HIV counseling and testing to nearly 47 million people, the Agency for International Development (USAID) reports.

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USAID Grant Winners Focus on Getting Kenyans Clean Cookstoves

The winners of a recent USAID grant competition submitted proposals to improve ways to distribute and finance the purchase of clean cookstoves in Kenya.

USAID has announced the three winners of a competition seeking ways to overcome distribution and financing bottlenecks in the Kenyan cookstove sector.

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New USAID Program Aims to Spur Entrepreneurship

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USAID has launched an initiative to spur the development of promising, high-growth and financially sustainable entrepreneurial ventures that have the potential to lift less-advantaged communities out of poverty.

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Typhoon Relief Gaining Momentum, Officials Say

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Humanitarian efforts to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan are gaining momentum with growing international contributions and strong engagement by the Philippines government, according to a senior U.S. disaster assistance official.

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U.S. Increases Typhoon Relief for Philippines

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The United States has increased to more than $37 million its funding for emergency relief in areas of the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

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USAID Announces Three Higher Education Partnerships for Burma

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the three winning partnerships selected under its Higher Education Partnerships to Support the U.S.-Burma Commitment to Democracy, Peace and Prosperity.

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