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Virginia Tech Students Fight Human Trafficking, One App at a Time

C-TIP Campus Challenge Tech Contest participants meet with Sarah Mendelson, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. Photo Credit: USAID

Winners of the Counter-Trafficking in Persons Campus Challenge Tech Contest tell us more about their concepts to help end trafficking. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: President Obama Visits West Bank

Pres. Obama meets girls in West Bank Gaza

On March 21, President Barack Obama returned to West Bank to deliver remarks to the Palestinian people. Read more >>

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President Obama Announces Additional Humanitarian Aid for the Syrian People

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President Obama announced today that he has approved a new round of humanitarian assistance, an additional $155 million to provide for the urgent and pressing needs of civilians in Syria. Read more >>

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At Datajam, Innovators and Entrepreneurs Unleash Open Data for Global Development

Administrator Shah and CTO Park discuss open data's impact in development. Photo Credit: USAID.

USAID and the White House explored new ways of leveraging open data for development at Datajam event on December 10 Read more >>

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The White House (Blog): Supporting Human Rights in Burma

Yesterday’s announcement that President Obama will become the first U.S. President to visit Burma marks an historic step in the United States’ engagement with Burma Read more >>

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U.S. Support for Yemen’s Transition

Administrator Shah, USAID Yemen Mission Director Robert Wilson, and U.S. Embassy Riyadh Spokesman Mofid Deak meet with U.S. and international press.

This post originally appeared on The White House Blog At the Yemen Donor Conference in Riyadh, which I attended on September 4, I was impressed by how far Yemen has come in the past year. But I think what really made this conference stand out is that we focused on what happens after the conference, and how […]

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Mexican Diaspora Leader Gives Back Green

The Impact Blog interviewed Luis Aguirre-Torres, CEO of GreenMomentum and recipient of the White House’s Champion of Change award. Read more >>

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Developers for Development: The Evolution of the Food Security Open Data Challenge

USAID is building its first data initiative around food security. All backgrounds and interests are welcome; participants need not be an expert in food security nor in software. Read more >>

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Open for Questions: Innovation for Global Development

Originally posted on the White House blog On Wednesday, February 8 at 9am, the White House will host an event to highlight how the government and the private sector are harnessing science, technology, and innovation to promote global development. Speakers from the White House, U.S. Agency for International Development, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department […]

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Dr. Biden Meets with ONE Mom Bloggers

As featured on the White House Blog On Wednesday, October 25th, Mom Bloggers from the ONE campaign came to the White House to meet with Dr. Jill Biden, Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Gayle Smith, Special Assistant and Senior Director for Development and Democracy in the […]

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