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Young Storytellers and the Power of Literacy

Rwanda Literacy Week celebrated reading and writing across the country. / Jonathan Padway, USAID

In Rwanda, a land with an oral history as rich and beautiful as the hills that roll across it, one tale is special. The story “Old Woman and a Hyena” was written by an 11-year-old boy who won a USAID-supported national writing competition.

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Filling the Void: Thinking About Limited Data in the Developing World

Ryan Zimmerman, third baseman for the Washington Nationals, on his way to homeplate to be mobbed by his ecstatic teammates after hitting a game-winning home run against the Atlanta Braves on opening night at the inaugural game played at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. / Kevin Harber, CC

All data are not created equal and are certainly not uniformly available or reliable across the world. USAID and the development community should prioritize working to increase the amount of reliable data available to inform decision making.

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How Guinea’s Journalists are Fighting to Win the War Against Ebola

Meet the Ebola Chrono news team! Their radio show is breaking new ground as they were the first Guinean journalists to report from inside an Ebola treatment center. / Internews

In Guinea, where Ebola rumors abound and suspicions about the response are the talk of the street, USAID is supporting a team of local journalists who are taking dedication to news reporting to a new level.

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Moving Beyond Ebola: Rebuilding Liberia’s Health Care System

A Liberian nurse prepares to go inside an Ebola patient ward to draw blood from confirmed patients for testing in Bong County last October. / Morgana Wingard, USAID

With Ebola cases dwindling in Liberia, now is the time to build a stronger health care system. USAID and Jhpiego are training more than 3,200 workers on infection prevention and control.

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FrontLines: Foreign Aid Impact in U.S. and Abroad

A worker at the Banko Gotiti Cooperative in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Region of Ethiopia holds a handful of ripe red Yirgacheffe coffee berries. Credit: Marcelo Pereira / USAID Agribus Market Develop

How does USAID’s work in developing countries impact Americans in the United States? Check out the new issue of FrontLines to find out.

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Why You Should Still Care About Syria

In Syria, an estimated 5.6 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance. / Louai Beshara, AFP

The Syrian crisis just entered its fifth year. More than 12 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance–it is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Learn the facts!

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Burgers and Business Give At-Risk Honduran Youth Hope

Chuy with his mother and sister in their kitchen, where his burger business is based. / David Snyder, Creative Associates International

The stigma associated with being a former gang member or living in a violent neighborhood can prevent youth from getting jobs in established businesses. A USAID program helps them reintegrate into society through entrepreneurship.

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Here’s What Happens When Global Hunger Meets American Ingenuity

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Smart development in action: Agriculture is proving to be a win-win for the United States, developing countries and the world as a whole.

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Truth, Justice and Development

Guatemalan citizens demand justice and truth. / USAID/Guatemala

Today is the International Day for the Dignity of Victims. USAID joins those honoring the victims and survivors of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture, sexual violence, mass displacement, and other rights violations.

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A city in need: A case study of climate change adaptation from Mozambique

A boy in Paquitiquete, the lowest lying neighborhood in Pemba city, walks through a wet section to reach his friend in July 2014. People in Paquitiquete are used to the flooding as a result of tidal changes. Gradual sea level rise and extreme rain keep many houses wet -- the wait for the water to retreat and for houses to dry can be long. / Cristina Miranda, USAID

In Pemba, Mozambique, extreme weather has a devastating impact on the homes and lives of citizens. There and across the globe, USAID has partnered with communities and local governments to strengthen their resilience against threats posed by weather and climate change.

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