U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced the first tranche of recipients under USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative on Thursday during his remarks at the Accord Network’s Annual Forum for the victims of ISIS genocide.
“The organizations will carry out programs that improve global health outcomes in USAID’s partner countries, and assist populations in the Republic of Iraq that are recovering from the genocide perpetrated by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)” He added
Administrator also announced a new $18 million award to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support the return and recovery of displaced religious and ethnic minority communities in the Nineveh Plains, Sinjar and Western Nineveh Province. Long-time USAID partner Samaritan’s Purse will receive $9 million of that total.
USAID is awarding small grants through the New Partnerships Initiative that total approximately $4 million to six local groups in Northern Iraq to help religious and ethnic minorities targeted by ISIS.