USAID Water and food production

Currently 1.1 billon people live on less than a dollar a day and about 2.5 billion lack access to modern sanitation, putting them at risk of disease. But even with these awful facts the U.S only puts less than 1% of its funding to foreign aid

With about 1.1 billion people living on less than a dollar a day some of the problems they face are water, hunger, disaster, employment, and education

  • At the moment three and a half million people die yearly from avoidable water based diseases
  • The epidemic of malnutrition is devastating to those it effects because of the repercussions such as underdevelopment, weak immune system, stunting, and its ability to hurt developing minds
  • When disaster strikes most developing countries receive minimum emergency aid and even less developmental aid
  • About 66% of people worldwide are living off informal jobs. An informal job is one without a paycheck or regular hours. Without a formal job people encounter language barriers, and many days without work.
  • When it comes to education most kids drop out of school and try to work in order to help provide for their families creating a large lack of knowledge.

The U.S foreign assistance is money given to other countries for things like peace and security, human rights, education, health, economics, humanitarian assistance, and environmental help.

Right now the U.S Is planning to spend about thirty four billion in 2017

The United States government gives over one hundred countries financial support at this time

In 2017 the us plans to spend its foreign aid funding on things such as

  • Peace and security - 8.31 billion
  • Human rights - 2.72 billion
  • Health - 9.27 billion
  • Education - 1.13 billion
  • Economic Development - 3.59 billion
  • Environment - 1.28 billion
  • Humanitarian assistance - 5.96 billion
  • Program Management - 1.69 billion
  • Multi-sector-25.70 million

Right now over 800 million people don't have dependable access to clean water and even more people at a whopping 2.5 billion lack the the simple commodity of pipes. These two things can make life extremely dangerous as disease can run rampant

The USAID is introducing programs to help which resulted in more than 3.5 million people with improved access to drinking water supply and nearly 1.3 million people with improved access to sanitation facilities. They have also brought safe water and sanitation to more than 50 million people, while assisting governments and private firms to plan, manage and distribute water more equitably and affordably.

During august of 2016 the USAID decided to help the people in rural Ethiopia where most people have to walk miles just to get dirty water that's shared with livestock. They rebuilt a destroyed hand pump bringing clean water to over 350 people and making life a lot easier for every one of them.

I personally think that the USAID programs are working remarkably well with the restoration or bringing water to small villages all over the world.

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