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Partnering to Control and Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola

Personnel distribute USAID hygiene kits at a Cholera Treatment Center in Verrettes in the Artibonite department of Haiti. Photo by Kendra Helmer/USAID

Today, USAID became an official member of the Coalition on Water and Sanitation for the Elimination of Cholera in Hispaniola. Read more >>

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How Rap Music is Saving Lives in the Caribbean

Members of the St. Patrick’s Rangers, a voluntary youth club in Jamaica, engage in a map reading session through a disaster preparedness program led by USAID’s partner, Catholic Relief Services. Photo credit: Catholic Relief Services

The Youth Emergency Action Committees program led by Catholic Relief Services with support from USAID is one that transforms teens into disaster-preparedness leaders. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: 2013 Hurricane Preparedness Week

Aftermath of hurricane tomas at camps for internally displaced people

If Hurricane Sandy could do so much damage in the U.S., imagine the impact of similar storms on less developed countries. Read more >>

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USAID Prepares for Hurricane Season in Latin America and the Caribbean

USAID airlifted emergency relief supplies to the Bahamas when Hurricane Irene made landfall in 2011. Photo credit: USAID

In recognition of Hurricane Preparedness Week, USAID is highlighting the work we do to help disaster-prone countries prepare for and recover from hurricanes. Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Money & Microfinance

Casamance and Matam

What does having access to savings and credit have to do with disaster risk reduction? In this Pounds of Prevention series, we discuss the important role that financial services play in reducing vulnerability to disasters and facilitating post-disaster recovery. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Department of Choco in Colombia Celebrates 200 Years of Independence

Department of Chocó celebrated the bicentenary of its independence

USAID is working on several initiatives aimed at improving the living conditions of the Afro-Colombian and Indigenous population in Colombia. Read more >>

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“American” Values, Global Service

USAID and community members take care of an EARTH biodigester. Photo credit: USAID

A newcomer to USAID/ASHA explores the program’s global impact and partnerships. Read more >>

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Mark Feierstein Launches #AskUSAID Expert Hour series on Twitter

USAID will hold #AskUSAID Expert Hour on a monthly basis on Twitter. Photo credit: USAID

On March 8, Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mark Feierstein, took part in our first-ever #AskUSAID Expert Hour on Twitter. Read more >>

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Trilateral Development: “We” Is Much Bigger Than “Us”

Mark Lopes is deputy assistant administrator for Latin America and Caribbean

Success for Latin America and the Caribbean means that the USAID must work itself out of a job. Read more >>

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Public, Private, and Civil Society Partnerships in Action

Save the Children visits neighborhoods to monitor child health and nutrition, and treat sick children. Photo credit: Gerardo Aráuz

An alliance between USAID, Save the Children and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. maximizes the use of resources and helps to identify new solutions to challenges affecting Latin America and the Caribbean. Read more >>

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