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On the Front Lines in Africa

FrontLines: Spotlight on Africa

FrontLines editor shares some of her favorite FrontLines stories about our work in Africa. Read more >>

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Having the Right Tools at the Right Time to Meet Food Assistance Needs

Flour made from Turkish wheat purchased for the Syria response. Photo credit: State Department

Using resources available under its Emergency Food Security Program, USAID strives to respond to crises to best meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Read more >>

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U.S. Provides Wheat to Fill Urgent Food Gaps in Syria

An American ship arrives in Beirut, Lebanon with enough wheat to feed more than one million people affected by Syria’s ongoing crisis. Photo credit: WFP/Laure Chadraoui

U.S. support is helping the World Food Program work toward feeding 2.5 million people inside Syria, and more than one million refugees in neighboring countries.

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USAID Finalist for Service to America Medal

A displaced child feeds at a camp in Mogadishu—one of the more than 13 million people affected by the 2011 famine in Somalia. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO/ Mustafa Abdi

On May 6, USAID’s Cara Christie and the Horn Drought Humanitarian Response Team were selected for their outstanding work identifying and coordinating U.S. humanitarian relief efforts during the 2011 Somalia famine. Read more >>

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Saving a Syrian Student’s Life

Ghassan* was leaving his university classes when he was injured in the crossfire in Rif Damascus  Photo Credit: USAID NGO Partner

Ghassan, a university student from Rif Damascus, was heading home from classes when fighting broke out between regime and rebel fighters. Ghassan was not able to take cover in time and was hit by shrapnel in both legs. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Nancy Lindborg Speaks at InterAction Forum

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Yesterday, Nancy Lindborg joined the InterAction Forum’s opening plenary panel, “Facing Vulnerability in a Changing World,” to talk about the importance of resilience in addressing current crises. Read more >>

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Water from a Stone: Jordanians Stretch Meager Resources to Sustain Syrian Refugees

Girls in Jerash pose in front of their school’s storage tank that is painted to look like an aquarium. Photo credit: Alysia Mueller

USAID and partners are helping refugees from Syria meet their water needs. Read more >>

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Aid to Internally Displaced Persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

More than 12,000 water containers, 3,000 blankets and 1,000 kitchen sets were airlifted to Katanga Province in DRC from USAID’s stockpiles in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates (UAE). Photo credit: UNICEF

USAID has responded to urgent needs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by airlifting more than $270,000 worth of emergency relief supplies to the region. Read more >>

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Saving a Leg and a Life in Rif Damascus

A doctor tends to Hajji Rajaa’s leg in a clinic in Rif Damascus, Syria. Photo credit: USAID Partner

Hajji Rajaa, from Syria, is thankful for the life-saving care she received at a USAID-funded medical clinic.

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