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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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From Hyogo to Sendai: A New Action Plan for Resilience

USAID’s resilience programs in the Sahel are helping pastoralists to diversify their livelihoods so that they are not solely reliant on the land and are better prepared to cope with dry seasons. Sahra Osman Ibrahim received a loan to open up a shop through the USAID-supported Somali Microfinance Share Company. / USAID Ethiopia.

Building resilience, promoting local solutions, and fostering inclusion will be critical to achieving success in the newly adopted Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction.

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Water for the World: Making Every Gallon Count

The IUWASH project focuses on providing water, sanitation and hygiene for the urban poor in Indonesia. / USAID/IUWASH

The impact of water on all aspects of life is undeniable, especially for people living in extreme poverty. Learn how USAID’s efforts to save lives through sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene got a big boost this past year.

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USAID Takes to the High Seas to Bring Reinforcements to Guinea’s Ebola Fight

In the war against Ebola, health care workers on the front lines need more than personal protective equipment and training to keep safe. / Morgana Wingard, USAID

USAID is making sure tons of HTH — a highly volatile chemical — are transported to Guinea safely to help health care workers fighting Ebola keep spaces sanitized.

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The Urgency of Education in South Sudan

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Child abduction and forced recruitment as soldiers is threatening the safety and hopes of children in South Sudan. The country’s future is at stake.

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From Kenya to Kabul: Women as Decision-Makers, Entrepreneurs, and Leaders

Female participation in the 2014 Afghan elections was unprecedented in scale, with women voters accounting for 38 percent of total turnout according to government counts. / USAID/Afghanistan

My name is Joanne Lewa, and I am from Kenya. Since beginning a temporary work assignment with USAID in Afghanistan six months ago, the achievements of my Afghan sisters and the support from their brothers, sons, fathers and husbands have left the greatest impression on me.

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