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Standing with Liberia to Reverse Ebola’s ‘Spillover’ Effects

Washing is a vital part of the operation of the Ebola Treatment Unit at Island Clinic in Monrovia. All scrubs worn under PPEs and shoes must be washed thoroughly in chlorine water and then with soap. / Morgana Wingard

Ebola threatens not only lives, but livelihoods. If it is not contained, it could reverse years of development progress for the affected countries. That’s why the United States, along with our international partners, is stepping up to this challenge.

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Providing Humanitarian Assistance During Unprecedented Times

Our partner Catholic Relief Services distributes life-saving aid from OFDA airlifts to those affected by the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic. /Catholic Relief Services

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day to commemorate the fallen relief workers who died in the 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, as well as the thousands of others who have given their lives to help those in need. Last year marked the most violent year for aid organizations in the past decade: 155 relief staff were killed, 168 were injured, and 132 were kidnapped. This is always a sobering day, but is all the more so this year as we mourn the six aid workers just recently murdered in South Sudan and the many health care staff in West Africa who have sacrificed their lives treating those with Ebola.

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Giving Thanks for Progress in the Fight Against Global Hunger

A young boy in Tajikistan eats a healthy lunch. Photo credit: USAID

We’re thankful for the opportunity to be a part of a collective global effort to end poverty and hunger around the world. Read more >>

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Preparing Syrians for a Harsh Winter

A young Syrian boy receives a box of clothing at a USAID-supported distribution site. Photo credit: USAID Partner

USAID is distributing warm clothing and thermal blankets to help Syrians prepare for the cold winter months. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

This photo was taken in hard-hit Tacloban, where USAID, working with UNICEF, has helped repair the municipal water system. Photo credit:  IOM/J. Lowry

USAID news stories during week of November 18, 2013. Read more >>

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Photos of the Week: USAID Response to Typhoon Haiyan

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Since Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Yolanda, hit the Philippines’ coasts on November 8, USAID has been working hard with the U.S. Government to provide relief to Filipinos in affected areas. Read more >>

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Strengthening the Philippines through USAID Relief

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Eric Chiarito, from Hyde Park, N.Y., left, and Marine Sgt. Jonathan Thornton, from Lake Havasu, Ariz., load supplies to assist the Philippine government in response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Photo credit: U.S. Navy.

Report from USAID’s Director of Foreign Disaster Assistance on combined USG effort to support those affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: POTUS on Typhoon Haiyan

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President Obama delivers remarks on Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Read more >>

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Housing Development Fuels New Hope for Haitian Families

A beneficiary prepares to move her belongings into her new USAID-funded house near Cabaret, Haiti, in September 2013. Photo credit: USAID

Many of whom lost houses, as a result of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, now have permanent homes thanks to a USAID partnership. Read more >>

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A Tale of Two Cyclones

Jeremy Konyndyk serves as Director in the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Meet USAID’s new director of foreign disaster assistance and learn how USAID’s disaster risk reduction efforts in India can save lives on a massive scale. Read more >>

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