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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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Video of the Week: President Obama Speaks on Food Security

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During his trip to Africa, President Obama spoke about the need to confront chronic hunger, making a plea for long-term food security. Read more >>

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How a New USAID Was Born

David Eckerson serves as Counselor at USAID

Counselor David Eckerson reflects on USAID’s Forward Progress Report and the Agency’s successes and challenges over the last three years. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: USAID Participates in Social Media Week

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For the first time, USAID will participate in Social Media Week. In this week’s Video of the Week, Administrator Raj Shah talks about the importance of social media to further international development goals. Read more >>

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India’s Leadership Furthers Global Child Survival Movement

William Hammink speaks at opening press conference for India's Call to Action on February 3, 2013. Photo credit: U.S. Embassy

India’s Call to Action demonstrates leadership and commitment to both the global community and the children of India. Read more >>

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National Freedom Day: A Commitment to End Modern Slavery

Sarah Mendelson serves as deputy assistant administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

An estimated 20 million men, women and children around the world, including thousands in the United States, are living in bondage, confirming that the fight to end slavery is far from over. Read more >>

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Ending Human Trafficking is Within Our Reach

MTV Exit's anti-slavery concert in Myanmar attracted more than 50,000 people. Photo Credit: MTV Exit / U.S. State Dept.

MTV EXIT’s 31st concert to counter trafficking in persons was held in Burma on December 16. Over 50,000 people gathered to hear multi Grammy Award-winning singer songwriter Jason Mraz perform. Read more >>

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Video: USAID at the UN General Assembly

“Our engagement at the end of the day makes the difference between a safer, more secure, more economically prosperous world and one that is less so.”

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USAID Impact @ UN General Assembly in New York

Every year, USAID plays an important role in the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York. This year is the 66th session of the Assembly and our USAID Impact blog is dedicated to giving you updates. This week from September 19-23, USAID Administrator Raj Shah and  other Agency leaders will participate in several events. […]

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