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Video of the Week: Bee Keeping in Pakistan

  The floods of 2010 destroyed many people’s farms and  means of income in Swat Valley of Pakistan.  USAID is helping these people get back on their feet.  See the full series of videos, including bee farms, medicinal herbs, fish farms, and more on the USAID Pakistan Mission’s YouTube account.

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For Yemen’s Future, Global Humanitarian Response is Vital

Originally posted at the Huffington Post. This weekend in Sana’a, I had dinner with a group of young men and women activists who are on the forefront of Yemen’s historic struggle for a better future. They turned out for change with great courage last year, and at dinner, with great eloquence they outlined for me […]

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Emergency Preparations and Response in Southern Africa

This week USAID is assisting communities and individuals impacted by the cyclones in Madagascar, Mozambique, and Malawi. We are providing shelter, clean water, and health protection to those affected by the cyclones. Fewer than 24 hours after Cyclone Giovanna made landfall on Madagascar’s exposed east coast, Thomas Gibb, USAID Madagascar’s Mission Disaster Relief Officer, was in a helicopter flying […]

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PSAid Competition

Clothing donations abandoned in Banda Aceh in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami. Photo credit: USAID

When an international disaster strikes, we soon begin to hear stories of the devastation and the suffering of those affected.  They have lost loved ones, livelihoods and homes.  The pictures we see are gut-wrenching, and we can’t help but think about how we can help.  We have so much, and they have so little.  The […]

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USAID’s Frontlines – February/March 2011

Read the latest edition of USAID’s premier publication, FrontLines for these stories: A trio of back-to-back disasters in 2010 challenges the resilience of Haiti’s people Dial it up: Mobile money services are coming to Haiti with high aims to help consumers spend and bank better Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg says there’s a special role for […]

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Christchurch Earthquake Deployment

I started getting calls about the terrible earthquake in Christchurch almost immediately after it happened. It was clear that the devastation was great.  My heart went out to those who lost loved ones, homes and livelihoods, and I couldn’t help but wonder if USAID would send a team to help those searching for survivors. The […]

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Dèyè mòn gen mòn

Submitted by:  Ryan Cherlin When a Haitian says, Dèyè  mòn gen  mòn, they mean to say, as you solve one problem there is always another that must also be solved. Driving through the densely populated city of Port-au-Prince I wondered how many times this old proverb was the subject of conversation this past year. In […]

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U.S. Provides Equipment To Female Health Workers in Pakistan

Deputy USAID mission director Rodger Garner is speaking to the lady health workers; Sakina Shanwari, supervisor of the lady health workers, thanks the American people.

Health workers in Pakistan receive kits of basic equipment to help them as they offer vital health care services to families in their communities. Read more >>

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Picture of the Week: Progress in Haiti

Josette Colin

Josette Colin discusses how her earthquake-damaged home was made habitable again by USAID/OFDA-funded project. Read more >>

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From the Field

Updates from USAID Missions abroad. Read more >>

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