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Administrator Samantha Power Announces $50 Million for Higher Education in Lebanon

Today in Beirut, Administrator Samantha Power announced USAID will provide $50 million for Lebanese and refugee students to attend the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanese American University (LAU), and Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU).  Of the $50 million, $15 million will support 140 full undergraduate scholarships to AUB and LAU for financially disadvantaged yet academically ...
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Administrator Samantha Power Announces 22 New Solar-Powered Projects in Lebanon

Today in West Beqaa, Lebanon, Administrator Samantha Power announced $8.5 million in funding for Lebanon that will support 22 new solar-powered water pumping projects in Lebanon. These projects, which will be completed over the next two years, will serve more than 150 towns and villages and benefit over half a million Lebanese citizens and refugees ...
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2023 MEPI Student Leaders Program

We are now accepting applications for the 2023 Student Leaders Program until January 3, 2023! The MEPI Student Leaders Program is a rigorous leadership and civic engagement program for competitively selected undergraduate and graduate students from the Middle East and North Africa. Students are placed in U.S. universities where they complete academic coursework, develop leadership ...
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The United States Announces More Than $72 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Lebanon

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $72 million in emergency food assistance to more than 650,000 vulnerable people in Lebanon, including refugees from Syria and other countries. This funding, through the United Nations World Food Program, will provide household food parcels–including rice, lentils, and chickpeas– for ...
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Administrator Samantha Power Travels to Lebanon

Administrator Power  arrived in Lebanon today for a three-day visit focused on providing support to the Lebanese people, particularly those impacted by the country’s economic and humanitarian crisis, as more than half of Lebanese households are in need of some form of food assistance–a situation that has been exacerbated by Putin’s war against Ukraine. This also has ...
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