2018 To Walk the Earth in Safety: Africa--Other U.S. Support

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Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

OTHER U.S. SUPPORT

The United States provided $2.28 million for CWD in other African countries.

With funding from the Department of Defense, the OHDACA appropriation funded humanitarian mine action activities as well as supplies, travel, equipment, and services in the following countries:

  • Kenya: USAFRICOM and U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF), in partnership with U.S. Embassy and the British Peace Support Team, conducted a training mission focusing on the development of cadre at the Kenyan Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) to teach basic EOD Level I skills, building on the foundation of additional Counter-IED courses taught at HPSS.
  • Nigeria: USARAF and NAVAF conducted three EOD Level I training missions that focused on the identification and development of a cadre capable of teaching EOD Level I Awareness at the Nigerian EOD training center at the Nigerian Army School of Military Engineers. An initial shipment of equipment and training aids was also provided.

USAID’s Leahy War Victims Fund supported the following:

  • HI in Mali, Niger, and Senegal strengthened rehabilitation services, including the provision of assistive products, promoted international accreditation of select physical therapy academic programs, and provided direct support to persons with disabilities.
  • ICRC MoveAbility Foundation in Sub-Saharan Africa worked on developing low cost and sustainable prosthetic and orthotic technology, and physical rehabilitation centers in developing countries.