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Open for Questions: Crisis in the Horn of Africa

This post originally appeared on the White House Blog. Over the past several months, the worst humanitarian crisis in the world has placed more than 13.3 million people across the Horn of Africa at risk – a greater number than the populations of New York and Los Angeles combined.  Quickly becoming incomprehensible, the emergency has […]

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Blog Action Day: Highlighting the Devastating Crisis in the Horn of Africa

Ed note: This post originally appeared on the White House Blog. As part of Blog Action Day, the White House’s Courtney O’Donnell, who traveled to refugee camps in Kenya this summer with Dr Jill Biden, reflects on how we can all make a difference in the lives of those suffering in the Horn of Africa. […]

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How to Make Change: Open for Questions – Youth and International Development

As featured in the White House Blog Poverty affects young people here in America, and in developing countries around the world. Political instability, and conflict pose threats to our national security.  The global economy can provide opportunities for young Americans to earn a living while advancing development objectives.  The United States has a long history […]

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Maryam’s Story—Reflections on International Women’s Day

Submitted by Meghan Feeley After the International Women of Courage Award ceremony at the U.S Department of State I had the opportunity to speak with Maryam, a special guest from Afghanistan. This is the story she shared… Maryam: As a child growing up as a refugee in Iran and Pakistan, I had seen the white […]

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Putting Science in the Spotlight

by Jonathan Hale, Bureau for Europe and Eurasia Last week I travelled to Moscow to take part in meetings on science cooperation with Dr. John Holdren, who is Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.  Dr. Holdren and Russian Minister of Education […]

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Administrator Shah Speaks to Faith-Based Leaders at White House Feed the Future Event

Partnerships with faith-based and other nonprofit organizations that will help make Feed the Future a success. Read more >>

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The President’s Commitment to Fight HIV/AIDS

Cross-posted from The White House Blog.  Originally posted by Gayle Smith on July 21, 2010 at 03:50 PM EDT In light of the International AIDS Society conference being held in Vienna this week, many people have raised questions about the Obama Administration’s commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS. First, consider the facts: As a UNAIDS […]

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