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Bill Berger: “There is no book on responding to this Ebola crisis… we’re writing it now.”

General Darryl Williams, Bill Berger, and U.S. Ambasador to Liberia Deborah Malac.

This is the fifth installment in our Profiles in Courage series in which photojournalist Morgana Wingard compiles snapshots and sound bites from our USAID and Disaster Assistance Response Team staff on the front lines of the Ebola response. Here she talks to the leader of USAID’s Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team, Bill Berger.

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First Look at a New Hospital for Ebola Aid Workers: 10 Photos You’ve Never Seen

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Earlier this month, USAID Administrator Raj Shah toured a new 25-bed critical care hospital being built by the U.S. Government in Harbel, Liberia to treat health care and aid workers who fall ill to Ebola. These 10 exclusive photos offer a first look into the new facility.

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An Unprecedented Response to the Ebola Crisis

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Today the world is facing the largest and most-protracted Ebola epidemic in history. Yesterday, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, President Obama declared the Ebola epidemic in West Africa a top national security priority and announced a clear, comprehensive, and global strategy to stop the outbreak.

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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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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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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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Pounds of Prevention: Focus on India

Assistance in India after two cyclones hit the region

In this installment of USAID’s Pounds of Prevention series, we explore the progress made in India after two cyclones hit the region 14 years ago. Read more >>

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