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Europe and Eurasia Celebrates Progress on Disability Rights and Addresses Continuing Challenges

Women on the street in Armenia. Photo Credit: USAID/Armenia

On Friday, USAID Missions joined the international community in celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Read more >>

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Refrigerated Containers Open the World’s Markets to Fresh Fruit From Afghanistan

President H.E. Hamid Karzai inspects Afghan pomegranates ready for export as Roots of Peace President and founder Heidi Kuhn looks on.  Photo credit: USAID/Afghanistan, CHAMP

Afghan farmers and merchants take an important step forward in world trade by exporting Afghanistan’s pomegranates. Read more >>

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USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team in Israel

USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) arrived in Haifa, Israel on December 5.  The DART, which includes a National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) team with fire management experts from the U.S. Forest Service, is currently working alongside their Israeli counterparts at the command center at Haifa University. We wanted to be get necessary fire suppression […]

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Taking a Stand Against Violence Now

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Gender based violence (GBV), is a pervasive public health and human rights issue throughout the world. Read more >>

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U.S. Dispatches Airborne Assistance and Materials for Israel’s Wildfires

The U.S. Government, led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is immediately dispatching U.S. Department of Defense aircraft to aid in the suppression of the raging wildfires in Israel. Three U.S. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard C-130 Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) aircraft will depart the United States for Israel […]

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USAID Deploys Experts to Help Suppress Fires in Israel

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Helping Israel Battle the Wildfires

Nancy Lindborg is the Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. Photo Credit: USAID

USAID and the U.S. Forest Service’s Disaster Assistance Support Program, is deploying a team of experts to join their Israeli counterparts to help combat the fires. Read more >>

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Listening to Patients: How one Facility Made it easier for Patients on ART to Remain in Care

During a site visit with the USAID Health Care Improvement (HCI) Project in Uganda the Quality Improvement team at the Bwera Hospital in the Kasese District showed me data they collected on patients retained from August 2009 to November 2009. They found that only 54 percent of the patients ever started on treatment were still […]

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Women Leaders Combating Violence Against Women in India

USAID is empowering women through advocacy and policy efforts that focus on preventing violence against women, affronts to the dignity of the girl child, and child marriage. Read more >>

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USAID Commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

A usual day in inclusive kindergarten, supported by the USAID-funded Children in Difficult Circumstances Project, implemented by World Vision. Photo courtesy USAID/Yerevan.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities, annually observed on December 3, aims to promote a better understanding of disability issues worldwide. Read more >>

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