U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia
The Department of State's Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia oversees the bilateral economic, security, democracy, and humanitarian assistance of all U.S. Government agencies providing assistance to 18 states of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
Assistance to Georgia
Crewmembers of C-17 Globemaster aircraft unload a pallet of humanitarian supplies consisting of cots, blankets and medical supplies in Tblisi, Georgia, Aug. 13, 2008. Sixteen pallets of humanitarian supplies were delivered in the wake of conflict over the past week. Department of Defense photo by Navy Lt. Cmdr Corey Barker.
U.S. Border Security Programs Hailed A Success in Georgia
Georgia has made rapid progress in controlling its borders as a result of U.S. Government assistance. The establishment of a computerized command and control system and communications upgrades has improved many areas: border post facilities, extensive training of border police and customs officials. These have led to management improvements which have amplified Georgia's ability to prevent the passage of terrorists, weapons, and illegal drugs. Enhanced infrastructure at ports of entry along with competent inspectors now enables customs officials to seize contraband at an increasing rate as well as augment customs revenue. In 2006, Georgia's border police and customs authorities foiled 148 smuggling attempts, increased drug seizures and detected 131 cases of forged entry documents. Full Text
Operation Provide Hope Supplies Life-Saving Medicines
The Department of State humanitarian program Operation Provide Hope (OPH), working through U.S. private voluntary organizations (PVOs) has been providing assistance to the Former Soviet Union since 1992. This assistance often comes in the form of donated medicines and medical supplies. Sometimes, these donations can mean the difference between life and death. Read more on Operation Provide Hope in Belarus, Tajikistan, and Georgia.
Kosovo: A New Chapter Begins
U.S. Director of Foreign Assistance and USAID Administrator Henrietta H. Fore led the U.S. delegation at the International Donors' Conference for Kosovo in Brussels on July 11. Read her blog about the conference on the State Department's DipNote blog. Full Text | Conference Remarks | More on Donors Conference
Foreign Operations Assistance
2008 fact sheets on U.S. assistance.