USAID

Pence Demands USAID Break Through Bureaucratic Gridlock to Help Iraqi Christians, Yazidis

VP incensed over agency decisions to deny funds and ‘will not tolerate bureaucratic delays’

A group of Yazidis from Iraq carrying their arrive at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian borderIncensed over bureaucratic attempts to thwart a direct White House executive order, Vice President Mike Pence is dispatching U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green to Iraq to ensure that U.S. taxpayer dollars are going to help save Christian and Yazidi communities decimated by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

USAID Shifts on Aid to Christians, Yazidis in Iraq

$150 million in aid for religious minorities will help them rebuild after ISIS genocide

USAID, responding to pressure late last year from Vice President Mike Pence, announced today that it is altering its policies in order to ensure that millions of dollars in U.S. aid appropriated by Congress reaches Iraqi religious minorities

Reps Push Trump Admin to Bypass U.N. and Help Iraqi Christians, Yazidis Directly

Lawmakers warn of U.N. corruption and mismanagement, stress national security rationale for rebuilding communities

Four House members are pressing the top official of the U.S. Agency for International Development to bypass the United Nations and channel funds intended to help Christians and Yazidis in Iraq directly to Catholic charities and others helping them on the ground.