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USAID Launches Report To Congress On Public Law 109-95, ‘Children In Adversity’ Website

USAID on Monday released its sixth annual report (.pdf) to Congress on Public Law 109-95, titled “From Strong Beginnings to Youth Resilience: Pathways Out of Adversity,” which “describes the objectives of the U.S. Government Action Plan [on Children in Adversity], and how it will be implemented,” according to an email update from the agency, which notes the Action Plan, launched in December 2012, “is the first-ever strategic guidance for U.S. government international assistance for children zero to 18 years of age who are affected by HIV and AIDS, trafficked, orphaned, exploited for child labor, in disasters, recruited as soldiers, neglected or in other vulnerable states.” In addition to the report, the agency is also launching “the brand new Children in Adversity website, which provides an overview of the U.S. government’s efforts to implement the Action Plan” and includes “a global profile of children in adversity, which has the most up-to-date statistics and status indicators” (8/26).