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Relief organizations continue to assess the extent of damages from Hurricanes Eta and Iota on Colombia’s San Andrés and Providencia islands, where approximately 9,100 people were affected by the storms, according to the UN. To support Colombia’s National Disaster Risk Management Unit (UNGRD) and other actors responding to humanitarian needs on the islands, on November 23, USAID/BHA established a humanitarian air bridge to shuttle relief supplies from San Andrés to Providencia—the more heavily impacted of the two islands.

USAID is providing direct support to the Ankawa Humanitarian Committee (AHC) of the Chaldean Archdiocese of Erbil to strengthen its ability to deliver relief services for IDPs. The AHC, established by the Archdiocese of Erbil in 2020, is a non-governmental organization that seeks to provide relief programs for displaced persons.

Hurricanes Eta and Iota caused widespread damage and destruction in Colombia’s Providencia and San Andrés islands, including to houses and health facilities, as well as electricity, telecommunications, and water supply infrastructure. More than 2,800 people in San Andrés and approximately 6,300 people in Providencia—the entire population of the island—were estimated to have been affected by the storms, the UN reports. Emergency food assistance, health services, hygiene kits, shelter, and potable water were among the most urgent needs identified as of November 19, according to the UN.

With maximum wind speeds of 140 miles per hour, Hurricane Eta—a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale—made landfall over Nicaragua’s North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region on November 3 and then continued to track inland over northern Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala while gradually weakening before reaching the Caribbean Sea on November 5. Due to the large size and slow movement of the storm, heavy rainfall impacted the entire Central America region for several days.

The Global Health Supply Chain - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) activity supports the Thai and Laotian Ministries of Health and malaria partners in the procurement, supply chain management, and monitoring and reporting of malaria commodities, such as long-lasting insecticide treated nets, artemisinin-based combination therapies, and malaria rapid diagnostic tests.  Through this program, USAID enables Thailand and Laos to become more self-reliant in managing malaria commodities through domestic resources, and to achieve their goals of eliminating malaria by 2024 and 2030, respectively. 

La Actividad de Expansión de la Energía Renovable (Scaling Up Renewable Energy – SURE) trabaja con el Gobierno de Colombia (GOC) para diversificar la generación de energía hacia fuentes renovables. SURE ayuda a crear mercados energéticos competitivos y a reducir los costos de energía mediante el desarrollo de políticas transparentes para la compra de energía. La Actividad también desarrolla capacidades institucionales para integrar la energía renovable en la red eléctrica y promueve la participación del sector privado para generar electricidad asequible y renovable. SURE se extiende desde abril de 2018 hasta diciembre de 2021. 

Energía para la Paz apoya la planificación, construcción, operación y transferencia de mini redes de energía solar en 5-10 comunidades PDET afectadas por la violencia. Esta actividad se implementa a través del mecanismo INVEST de USAID y se ejecuta de junio de 2020 a junio de 2025. 


Through the INSPIRE program, USAID works to empower BiH citizens and government institutions to improve overall human rights protections, services, and employment prospects for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most vulnerable persons.

Through this project, USAID helps BiH increase transparency and reduce corruption in targeted government-led processes, focusing on digitalization as a tool for fighting corruption. USAID’s implementing partner for this five-year $10.9 million project is Millennium Partners.

Fortaleciendo la capacidad de las comunidades indígenas en Colombia para gobernar sus territorios y defender sus derechos e intereses.