Recent Site Articles
In Sierra Leone, Care Kits Deliver Assistance and Hope to Families
by Paloma Clohossey on 27th May 2015
To help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance is working with its partners to provide care kits to families so that they can safely help loved ones when they’re sick.
Meet the Next Generation of Disaster Responders
by John Kimbrough on 26th May 2015
It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week, a national effort to help the public prepare for Atlantic hurricane season starting in June. In Jamaica, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance supports an innovative program that transforms at-risk youth into hurricane fighters.
Canines Deployed with USAID Help in Search for Survivors in Nepal
by Stephanie Bluma on 21st May 2015
Rescue canine siblings Phayu and Port, from Virginia, joined USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team in searching for survivors after Nepal’s devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake last month.
Fostering a Sense of Belonging Key in Preventing Youth Violence
by Carlos A. Rosales on 21st May 2015
What do violent street gangs in the United States and Central America and extremist groups in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa have in common? They both recruit youth who are looking for a sense of belonging.
Towards a New Global Education Agenda
by Christie Vilsack on 20th May 2015
This week in South Korea, education takes center stage on the global policy agenda as education leaders gather for the World Education Forum. USAID will work with partner countries to develop a new action plan for education.
The End of Extreme Poverty
by Hope Bryer on 19th May 2015
USAID's policy chief Alex Thier recently presented at TEDx Foggy Bottom in front of an audience of 1,500 to talk about ending extreme poverty and the Agency’s role in working toward that goal as part of its mission.
Ensuring LGBTI People Have Right to Vote in Guatemala
by Paola Ramos and Aden Tedla on 18th May 2015
This year, Guatemala will be electing a new president. USAID is working to make sure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons are empowered with the right to participate and vote.
Growing Children, Trees and Science: The Work Towards an AIDS Vaccine
by Margaret McCluskey on 18th May 2015
In 1999, a tree was planted in Baltimore with the hopes that, by the time it had grown, the world would have an AIDS vaccine. While we’re not there yet, the tree is a reminder of our ever growing efforts to find a solution, efforts that USAID is dedicated to and optimistic about.
Community Empowerment in Guatemala Through Improved Literacy
by Anibal Barrera Santay on 11th May 2015
A young man in Guatemala who twice tried to cross the border illegally into the United States reflects on his renewed hope for his hometown, a transformation he underwent while volunteering to help local children learn to read in their native tongue.
Riding the Growth Bubble in an Increasingly Urban World
by Charles Setchell on 6th May 2015
In 20 years, the number of people living in urban areas will increase by about 1.4 billion. In preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit, urban experts are discussing a key issue: how to incorporate rapid urban growth into humanitarian assistance.