USAID Reg. 216 Documentation Tool
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Summary of exemptions

Exemptions are essentially emergency situations, and include:

International disaster assistance
i.e., situations in which an immediate response is required and no immediate alternatives are available. E.g:

  • Emergency relocation of flood victims
  • Establishment of refugee camps for rural populations caught in civil strife
  • Emergency medical infrastructure, materials and equipment for victims of war

Other emergency situations
(requires formal approval/designation by the USAID Administrator (A/AID) or Assistant Administrator (AA/AID))

Circumstances with “exceptional foreign policy sensitivities”
(requires formal approval/designation by A/AID or AA/AID)

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