US Agency Donates $7.7m to Disaster Risk Training

Aug 20 , 2022


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced 7.7 million dollars in funding to Bahir Dar University for the training of 750 disaster risk management professionals. The capacity-building fund is the largest external contribution ever donated to the University. Last month, a judge at the Federal First Instance High Court granted federal investigators custody of MitikuKassa, head of the National Disaster Risk Management Commission. Mitiku was detained by federal police on suspicion of "corruption, misuse of public property, and abuse of office." USAID has also donated medical supplies valued at 73 million Br to health centres in the Amhara Regional State affected by the militarized conflict in the country's north. Close to 1,800 health centres in four regional states, including Afar and Oromia, have been partly or wholly damaged due to civil war and instability, according to federal authorities.


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