Twice in the last year, Sri Lankans went to the polls to demand dramatic political changes in their government. The elections have changed the political landscape and culture in Sri Lanka.
Archives for 2015
Online to On the Ground: How Students in Virginia Supported Nepal Earthquake Recovery
When a devastating earthquake shook Nepal last April, my fellow students at the College of William & Mary and I jumped into action. In mapping affected areas, our efforts helped guide recovery aspects and allow first responders to carry out life-saving efforts.
All in Good Faith: Partnering with Malawian Ministries for Maternal Health
A partnership between USAID and the Christian Health Association of Malawi has enabled more than 200 students to train to become nurses, midwives and technicians, improving health outcomes for women and their babies in the process.
South African Firefighters Save Lives Halfway Around the World
Since 2009, USAID and the U.S. Forest Service have worked with South African firefighters to strengthen their ability to respond to emergencies. Wildfires half a world away demonstrated these investments in building local disaster response capacity are paying off.
‘We Are Grateful’: How One Liberian School Has Battled Ebola
Ebola devastated the school systems in Liberia and kids spent an entire year out of school. A firsthand account of USAID’s commitment to getting kids back to school.
Living on the Edge in a World of Changing Climate
People living in extreme poverty experience climate change differently than those who don’t. USAID is working with partners around the globe to improve knowledge sharing, mitigate the effects of climate change and promote climate-resilient growth.
Unprecedented Coordination Helped Turn the Tide of an Unprecedented Outbreak
The Ebola outbreak was unprecedented. Organizations from around the world worked together on an unprecedented scale to turn the tide against the deadly disease.
New Partnerships Build Roots that Help All Children Thrive
USAID and its partners are using new, innovative ways to help children grow up healthy and happy, setting them on a path to live full and productive lives.
What We See in Lebanon and Jordan
Jordan and Lebanon have opened their doors to Syrians fleeing conflict in their home country, and USAID is helping these generous neighbors of Syria manage the added needs for housing, education and other vital services.
How Partnership is Combating Deforestation in the Amazon
About 17 percent of the Amazon has been lost to deforestation, which intensifies the effects of climate change. Imazon, a nonprofit research institution, uses real-time satellite imagery and mapping technology to help combat the problem.