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Burgers and Business Give At-Risk Honduran Youth Hope

Chuy with his mother and sister in their kitchen, where his burger business is based. / David Snyder, Creative Associates International

The stigma associated with being a former gang member or living in a violent neighborhood can prevent youth from getting jobs in established businesses. A USAID program helps them reintegrate into society through entrepreneurship.

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Here’s What Happens When Global Hunger Meets American Ingenuity

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Smart development in action: Agriculture is proving to be a win-win for the United States, developing countries and the world as a whole.

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Reach, Cure, Prevent to End TB

X-ray technicians in Cambodia are trained to identify characteristics that define TB. / Seak Kunrath

USAID is committed to a TB-free world. Join us on World TB Day 2015 to reach, cure and prevent to end TB.

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Truth, Justice and Development

Guatemalan citizens demand justice and truth. / USAID/Guatemala

Today is the International Day for the Dignity of Victims. USAID joins those honoring the victims and survivors of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture, sexual violence, mass displacement, and other rights violations.

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A city in need: A case study of climate change adaptation from Mozambique

A boy in Paquitiquete, the lowest lying neighborhood in Pemba city, walks through a wet section to reach his friend in July 2014. People in Paquitiquete are used to the flooding as a result of tidal changes. Gradual sea level rise and extreme rain keep many houses wet -- the wait for the water to retreat and for houses to dry can be long. / Cristina Miranda, USAID

In Pemba, Mozambique, extreme weather has a devastating impact on the homes and lives of citizens. There and across the globe, USAID has partnered with communities and local governments to strengthen their resilience against threats posed by weather and climate change.

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From Hyogo to Sendai: A New Action Plan for Resilience

USAID’s resilience programs in the Sahel are helping pastoralists to diversify their livelihoods so that they are not solely reliant on the land and are better prepared to cope with dry seasons. Sahra Osman Ibrahim received a loan to open up a shop through the USAID-supported Somali Microfinance Share Company. / USAID Ethiopia.

Building resilience, promoting local solutions, and fostering inclusion will be critical to achieving success in the newly adopted Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction.

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Water for the World: Making Every Gallon Count

The IUWASH project focuses on providing water, sanitation and hygiene for the urban poor in Indonesia. / USAID/IUWASH

The impact of water on all aspects of life is undeniable, especially for people living in extreme poverty. Learn how USAID’s efforts to save lives through sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene got a big boost this past year.

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How 3D Printing Can Help Save Lives

Don’t let its humble looks fool you – this 3D-printed weather station will help developing countries forecast weather-related disasters and save lives. / Kelly Sponberg, NOAA

Disaster risk reduction has found an unusual ally – 3D printers. Using 3D printing, USAID and NOAA are working to bring affordable weather stations to developing countries so that they can predict and prepare for the weather.

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New Steps in Disaster Risk Reduction

In 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, destroying entire towns across the country. Thanks to disaster risk reduction and preparedness efforts, when Super Typhoon Hagupit hit the Philippines just a year later, damage was minimal. / Chuck Setchell, USAID

From March 14 to 18, USAID staff will join thousands at the Third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan to discuss the best ways to reduce the catastrophic toll of disasters.

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Four Lessons Learned Four Years into the Syrian Crisis

A Syrian family in Mafraq, Jordan takes a moment at the end of a school day to discuss their challenges and aspirations. / Peter Bussian, USAID

USAID’s response is focusing on effectiveness and accountability, building resilience in Syria’s neighbors, enhancing multilateral collaboration and seeking out increased donor support.

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