Burma Correspondent: U.S Embassy has declared $5 million assistance for Communities in Rakhine State, Burma on 17th of Feb, 2016.
The United State Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of their ongoing commitment to the people of Burma, has begun a program in Rakhine State to provide $5 million to support livelihoods and early recovery to communities affected by conflict, displacement and extreme poverty. Over time, about 9,000 households, or roughly 45,000 people, will see improved access to basic services, markets, infrastructure and economic opportunity.
Communities in Rakhine State themselves will lead the recovery effort, indentifying their own needs and priorities. This is consistent with USAIDs operating principles around the world of non-discrimination, inclusivity, transparency, accountability, and civic empowerment, informed and respectful of local conditions.
The United State Embassy is working closely with the International community to improve the quality of life of all communities in Rakhine State. This will require creating economic opportunity and development; improving basic infrastructure, developing and expanding access to education, health and livelihoods for all; and facilitating trust building between communities.
The United State Agency for International Development (USAID) will also continue to work closely with other domestic and international donor agencies to support the people of this country to fully realize their enormous potential, according to officials of Embassy.