Aid & Development
We know that the best help America can bring to the Arab people is to improve the quality of their lives. As a result, we will mobilize support for efforts to increase programs that provide assistance to Arab countries, create employment, and offer educational opportunities.
H. Res. 527, introduced on January 25, 2012 by Rep. Christopher Murphy (CT), “affirms the national interest of the United States in Tunisia’s economic prosperity and development, including through increased foreign direct investment, tourism, entrepreneurship, technical cooperation, and strengthened trade ties.” The legislation has been referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
News from Yalla Change Partner Organizations:
Arab American Chamber of Commerce: National Investment Commission of Iraq signs Memo of Understanding with Michigan’s MICH Development consortium for $5.5 billion urban development project outside Baghdad
Tunisian Community Center: In its February 2012 newsletter, the Tunisian Community Center encouraged Tunisian entrepreneurs living in the U.S. to apply for an African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) grant. ADM is a partnership between USAID and Western Union to promote economic growth in certain African countries, including Tunisia and Libya
Arab American Institute and Arab American Chamber of Commerce: AAI and the American Arab Chamber of Commerce hosted a White House session of the Tunisia Partnerships Forum focused on how to bring investment and development to Tunisia and the rest of the Middle East and North Africa
Muslim Public Affairs Council: MPAC, in coordination with the Islamic Center of Southern California and Muslims Establishing Communities in America, hosted an International Symposium focused on humanitarian aid and the Arab Spring on September 17, 2011
Somali Community Services Coalition:SCSC took part in a Seattle Save the Children fundraiser for victims of Somalian famine in July 2011