Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance: Belarus
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AREAS OF FOCUS:
- Combat trafficking in persons by increasing non-governmental organization (NGO) advocacy skills, increasing public awareness, building job skills among potential victims, and assisting with victim reintegration
- Provide immediate humanitarian and legal assistance to those being repressed
- Enhance civic participation and civil society development
- Increase media freedom and access to objective information
- Support political pluralism
- Help implement the World Health Organization’s strategy to prevent and treat tuberculosis
- Increase access to higher education, including support to the European Humanities University and the development of an English language MBA program
- Support the integration of vulnerable populations such as orphans, the elderly and the disabled into society and improve their standards of living.
- Strengthen independent business associations, expand the small and medium enterprise sector, and support their with trade potential in order to diversify and strengthen free-market mechanisms
- Provide basic assistance to the most vulnerable populations through the transportation and distribution of humanitarian assistance in the forms of food, clothing, and medical supplies donated by private American citizens and the U.S. Government
- Supported the efforts of 48 business associations to monitor the business environment, advocate for reforms, and mobilize the business community and broader civil society to influence public policy, leading to an 11 percent increase in membership.
- Helped to reintegrate an additional 70 victims of trafficking back into society.
*This fact sheet does not reflect centrally managed or regional Foreign Operations funding that is not specifically budgeted for Belarus.