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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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Hunger Season Has Arrived: So What are We Doing?

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Hunger season has arrived in the Sahel region of West Africa, where millions of people are at risk of not having enough to eat. This year, USAID is tackling the hunger season head on. Here are five ways we are helping to improve food security, save lives and boost resilience.

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Photo of the Week: Women Sing in West Africa

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Community members sing at the opening of a border information center in West Africa. Read more >>

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West African Nations Unite to Build Coastal Resilience to Climate Change

Panel discussion with representatives from Ghana, Benin and Cote d’Ivoire. Photo credit: Adiza Ama Owusu

In June, government officials from 11 West African nations kicked off a regional coordination effort to reduce vulnerability to climate change. Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on West Africa Cholera

In this USAID Pounds of Prevention article, we examine the problem of cholera in West Africa.

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Moving Food Faster to Those Who Need it Most in the Sahel

This week, urgently needed food – 33,700 tons of sorghum from American farmers – will depart the United States for West Africa, as a part of the U.S. Government’s response to the drought in the Sahel. Due to poor harvests, high food prices, and a number of conflicts in the region, a dire humanitarian situation […]

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