Posts Tagged ‘Foreign Aid’

Fact Sheet

Office of the Spokesman
May 19, 2011

The United States supports the Libyan people’s desire for legitimate reforms and a peaceful political transition. Unfortunately, the Qadhafi regime has responded to the people’s democratic aspirations with repression and violence, employing deadly and indiscriminate force against civilians and civilian populated areas. Following Qadhafi’s first brutal attacks on Libyan civilians, the United States, along with the international community, mobilized a broad coalition, secured an international mandate to protect civilians, stopped Qadhafi’s advance on Benghazi, prevented a humanitarian catastrophe, and established a no-fly zone and arms embargo. We also implemented our own unilateral response – including sanctions – to the Qadhafi regime’s atrocities. As part of the NATO-led coalition, the United States continues to provide critical support the mission to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas in Libya. (more…)

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Afrique en lingue

19 May, 2011

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The African Union (AU) has called for urgent African support for Somalia to enable it deal with a drought, worsened by huge displacement of populations due to the ongoing military operations in the country. An ongoing military offensive in Somalia, coupled with the worst drought in decades has displaced 2.4 million people in the Horn of African nation amid an escalating drop in funding the country’s relief operations. (more…)

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9 May, 2011

SUGHEAD, 9 May 2011 (IRIN) – Clashes between government and opposition forces in the Western Mountains region of Libya have blocked access to thousands of fleeing civilians, aggravating the humanitarian situation there, say aid workers and locals. (more…)

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The Washington Post, By Rajiv Chandrasekaran

29 April, 2011

U.S. aid officials have been forced to delay three large development programs intended to support the American military strategy in southern Afghanistan at a critical, make-or-break moment in the war.

The initiatives, which are supposed to support local governments, agricultural development and job-training efforts, have been held up by bureaucratic missteps and funding cuts by Congress, according to senior U.S. officials. As a result, the programs will not begin until much of the summer fighting season has concluded. (more…)

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UN News room

26 April 2011

GENEVA, April 26 (UNHCR) – The number of civilians fleeing to southern Tunisia to escape fighting and shelling in Libya’s Western Mountains within the past month has passed the 30,000 mark. (more…)

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18 April 2011

The UK is to help free 5,000 migrants trapped by fighting in western Libya, the UK’s international development secretary has said.

Andrew Mitchell said funds of £1.5m would pay to charter ships to get people out of the rebel-held town of Misrata and provide medical supplies. (more…)

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Afghan Online Press

By: M. Ashraf Haidari
April 14, 2011

When I first joined the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington , D.C. , in 2004, as director of government and media relations, the embassy lacked everything from a basic management structure to carry out its routine diplomatic activities to a website that could help facilitate customer service online. The concept of public diplomacy through direct dialogue with the American people — explaining to them our shared interests in securing the future of Afghanistan — was unknown. (more…)

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