Fact Sheets

The Liberia International Election Observation (LIEO) Activity aims to enhance the integrity of the polls by conducting impartial and continuous monitoring of all phases of the election process, providing information on the polls for the Liberian public and international partners and demonstrating international support for democratic elections in Liberia. By increasing timely access to information about the election process, the international election observation assessment mission aims to facilitate early responses to emerging issues and contribute to building confidence in the credibility of the electoral process.

In 2008, Liberia was selected as one of the 19 focus countries benefiting from the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), which is led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PMI was launched in June 2005 as a 5-year, $1.2 billion initiative to rapidly scale up malaria prevention and treatment interventions and reduce malaria-related mortality by 50 percent in high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa.  

The Land Governance Support Activity (LGSA) supports the establishment of more effective land governance systems and comprehensive reforms to help ensure equitable access to land and security of tenure for all, facilitate inclusive, sustained, and environmentally friendly growth and development, and promote peace and security.

Working with thousands of community-based entrepreneurs and leaders from 11 Community Forests in Nimba and Grand Bassa counties, the Forest Incomes for Environmental Sustainability (FIFES) initiative protects biodiversity through profitable, responsible, and legally implemented forestry, agroforestry, and related natural resources management. FIFES strengthens selected forest and agricultural value chains, establish legal and management frameworks for forest enterprises, and enhance knowledge and skills for forest enterprises and landscape management.

The Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) program is a strategic investment by USAID to advance mobile solutions and close the gaps that hold back access and uptake of mobile technology. Implemented by FHI 360, mSTAR supports broad-based coordinated action by a range of market stakeholders; including governments, donors, mobile service providers and their customers. mSTAR is designed to initiate and support game-changing interventions to support mobile money, mobile access, and mobile data collection and dissemination. 

Yemen’s cholera caseload continues to increase rapidly, with more than 140,000 suspected cases and 989 related deaths in 20 governorates since late April. Approximately one-half of all cholera cases are among children 15 years of age and younger. The UN again emphasizes the need for Al Hudaydah Port to remain open due to concern for future imports

USAID’s Partnerships for Reconciliation (PAR) aims to boost economic and social opportunities through transformational alliances with the public and private sector.

USAID’s Harnessing Diaspora for Economic Development Project catalyzes diaspora’s contribution to socio-economic development in BiH by structuring, stimulating, and supporting diaspora investment in the home country.

To improve municipal infrastructures and services, the project works with local governments to carry out local needs assessments and prioritize activities that have the greatest health and social impacts. The project improves municipal services such as waste management, water supply, wastewater treatment, and social and health services. The upgraded services benefit the local populations and migrants currently staying in or near the affected municipalities.

IDP camps in Nigeria’s Banki town host more than 42,000 people. Population influxes to Nigeria’s Pulka town strain already limited resources, notably water and shelter. Attack against IDPs in Cameroon’s Mayo-Sava Department results in at least nine civilian deaths. Health officials record 770 hepatitis E cases in Niger’s Diffa Region from January–May