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2014-03-07 12:24:01

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- How much progress have women made over the last decade? USAID and The Demographic and Health Surveys Program assess gains in women's status and gender equality worldwide with the release of a new report, Women's Lives and Challenges: Equality and Empowerment since 2000. This report, among the most extensive recent assessments of women's status, looks at women's progress in four continents and more than 45 countries. Based on almost 100...

2012-12-15 05:02:43

Integrated Neighborhood Approach Hailed as Model for Urban Upgrading Mixco, Guatemala (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 PCI (Project Concern International) was awarded a $2 million Cooperative Agreement from the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) to transform high-risk urban neighborhoods in the Municipality of Mixco, Guatemala, into healthier, safer and more productive communities. The 24-month project, called Barrio Mío, is a...

2011-09-22 07:00:00

Macfadden Wins New Sub-Contract to Provide Support to USAID Latin America and Caribbean Bureau Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 Macfadden & Associates, Inc. (Macfadden) announced today that it has been awarded a new institutional support contract with its long-time client, the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Following on Macfaddenâs work as a prime contractor to USAIDâs Bureau of Democracy Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance...

2011-07-11 15:32:00

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard Greene was sworn in last week as the new Mission Director for Bangladesh for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah administered the oath. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) As Mission Director for Bangladesh, Greene will oversee one of the largest USAID development assistance programs in the world in terms of funding and staff size. Currently,...

2011-07-07 18:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the worst drought in the Horn of Africa since the 1950s, more than 10 million people--primarily in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia--are in need of emergency assistance. In response to this urgent need, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is standing up a Nairobi-based Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to help expedite additional U.S. Government humanitarian aid to the Horn. (Logo:...

2011-06-21 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxfam America and CNA warned that the U.S. is likely to face substantially increasing demands on its humanitarian response systems as a result of climate change. The organizations proposed a set of U.S. government reforms to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of U.S. disaster response and preparedness - especially an 'ounce of prevention' approach to disaster planning. (Logo:...

2011-02-17 00:00:46

As the U.S. House of Representatives votes this week on fiscal 2011 spending, World Vision calls on lawmakers to protect funding for life-saving and cost-effective development assistance programs. Disproportionately large cuts target America's humanitarian assistance budget, jeopardizing the success of global development initiatives and potentially undermining both U.S. global security and leadership. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 16, 2011 As the U.S. Congress votes this week on fiscal...

2010-12-03 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is immediately deploying a team of firefighting experts and airlifting much-needed firefighting supplies to Israel to assist in fighting the raging wildfires in the Carmel Mountains outside of Haifa, Israel. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) "We offer our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones in this fire, and...

2010-09-03 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided 13 mobile water treatment units to support the Government of Pakistan's flood relief effort. These water treatment units are stationed on some of the most flood-affected districts and have produced over 7.5 million liters of clean water. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) In...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.