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Crises on Four Fronts: Rising to the Call

USAID and The World Food Programme providing humanitarian aid to Iraq / USAID

From Mount Sinjar in Iraq to vulnerable communities in South Sudan; battling Ebola in West Africa, and in the refugee camps on the Syrian border: This is the first time in our Agency’s history that we have been called on to manage four large-scale humanitarian responses at once—in addition to reaching other vulnerable populations worldwide and preparing communities ahead of natural disasters. We are not working alone. We are grateful to our U.N., NGO, and local partners, who have demonstrated exceptional fortitude and compassion in the face of relentless tragedy.

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NASA Earth Data Jumpstarts World’s Aspiring Researchers

Burma’s Inle Lake attracts thousand of tourists each year but its fragile ecosystem is in danger. / Kelly Ramundo, USAID

Question: What do you get when you mix NASA data, USAID’s development expertise, and some of the best young scientific minds the world can offer?

Answer: Some of the most promising ideas to help solve the world’s biggest challenges

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Political Transition Assistance and Prevention of Gender Based Violence

Younger students have participated in a USAID program, based on an understanding that young people are still developing ideas about gender and relationships. Photo Credit: J. Harris, International Medical Corps

She was abandoned as a baby at a rural hospital in Bihar, India. The hospital, at a loss for what to do with an infant girl, gave her away – to a brothel.

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Tackling Malaria and Other Transboundary Challenges in the Lower Mekong through Regional Cooperation

Photo Credit: CIA World Factbook

More than 60 million people live in the lower Mekong River basin and currently struggle with drug-resistant malaria. Read more >>

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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day Three

Administrator Shah with Malala Yousafzai; Alhaji Aliko Dangote, founder of the Dangote Group (far left); Christie Vilsack, USAID Senior Advisor for International Education; and Malala's father (far right). Photo credit: USAID

A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day Two

MDG Countdown 2013

A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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Harnessing the Power of Regional Cooperation to Drive Progress in Southeast Asia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (center) and USAID Assistant Administrator for Asia Greg Beck (right) at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial. Photo credit: William Ng, State Department

USAID in Southeast Asia is helping to support equitable growth in the areas of agriculture and food security, connectivity, education, energy security, environment and water, and health. Read more >>

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What I Saw and Learned in Southeast Asia and Why I Left Inspired

Chelsea Clinton visits a Clinton Health Access Initiative project. Photo credit: Thu Van Dinh

Chelsea Clinton reflects on her travels across Southeast Asia, delivering clean water as part of Procter & Gamble’s Clinton Global Initiative commitment in Myanmar. Read more >>

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Harnessing the Commitment & Energy of Diaspora Communities to Transform Development

Rajiv Shah serves as Administrator at USAID

The diaspora community has a uniquely important role to play in addressing the challenges of today and shaping a brighter future for tomorrow. Read more >>

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Free Press: The Cornerstone of Democracy

In Mozambique, USAID supports the five-year, $10 million Media Strengthening Program to promote a free, open, diverse, and self-sustaining media sector. Photo Credit: IREX

Today and every day, USAID applauds the brave work of journalists, editors, and the increasing millions of “citizen reporters” throughout the world in their common pursuit to freely gather, report, analyze, and share news. Read more >>

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