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Light Above Darkness – The Global Struggle for Democracy & Human Rights

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

We have a duty to remember those who do not live free and to work tirelessly to ensure that one day they can. 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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FrontLines Releases March/April 2013 Issue

Three young boys look to be having some fun while they use a public standpipe in Bauchi town, Nigeria. This is one of the sites where town residents retrieve water since few have water taps at their homes. In December 2011, USAID’s Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa project signed an agreement with town officials to help them expand and improve services to residents. Demand for water in urban areas like Bauchi exceeds 200,000 cubic meters per day—nearly four times the volume the town's water utility is currently able to pump to its customers. Photo credit: Emily Mutai, SUWASA

Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to learn how the Agency is working to provide safe water to the millions who live without this vital resource 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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USAID in the News

Administrator Shah spoke at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) to discuss the recently released USAID Forward Progress Report highlighting the past year’s successes and challenges in reforming the Agency and delivering better, more sustainable results. March 20, 2013. Photo credit: Pat Adams, USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of March 18, 2013. Read more >>

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Round-the-Clock Aid for a Syrian Baby

Seven-month-old Dia'a* sustained burns to his face and arm after a shell hit his house, causing a nearby water heater to burst water onto him. Photo credit: USAID NGO Partner

Syrian baby Dia’a is expected to make a full recovery with the help of U.S.-funded medical care. Read more >>

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In Rome, Secretary Kerry Announces Nonlethal Assistance to Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry, with the Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi and Syrian Opposition Council Chairman Moaz al-Khati, announces non-lethal assistance to Syrians. Photo credit: State Department

During Secretary Kerry’s Europe trip, he announced $60 million in non-lethal assistance to strengthen the organizational capacity of the Syrian Opposition Coalition. Read more >>

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USAID In the News

USAID Administrator visits a small medical practice that delivers affordable health care to poor Burmese in Rangoon. March 7, 2013. Photo: Richard Nyberg/USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of February 25, 2013. Read more >>

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From the Ground in Syria: Delivering More than Flour to Aleppo

Workers load newly-milled flour onto a truck in Syria.  Photo credit: USAID Partner

USAID flour supports local businesses and provides bread for families in Syria. Read more >>

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Improving Hygiene for Displaced Syrians

Using clean water from her family’s new  bucket, Haneen* brushes her teeth with the  toothbrush received from a USAID partner in  Olive Grove Camp (Photo: USAID Partner)  *Name changed to protect identity Improving Hygiene for Displaced Syrians

Basic personal hygiene is critical to help prevent the spread of illness and disease among displaced
Syrians. Read more >>

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