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Archives for 2015

This Ramadan, Like Most, It’s Personal

Islamic Relief-USA CEO Anwar Khan delivers remarks during USAID Iftar / Robb Hohmann, USAID

As millions of Muslims around the world celebrate the month of Ramadan, one USAID employee reflects on how the holiday reminds people of all faith of the importance of alleviating hunger for those who suffer most.

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Setting an Example, Emblematic of Recovery Possible in Nepal

A young girl plays with her doll outside her family's tent at Camp Hope. More than 330 families from the Sindhupalchowk district are taking temporary shelter at the camp. / Kashish Das Shrestha/USAID

USAID Nepal is committed to earthquake relief efforts. Learn how the private sector is contributing to recovery, and the U.S. Government’s continued commitment.

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Raising the Bar, Honduran Singer Fights Violence through Music

Musician Eduardo Umanzor is inspiring young fans to take pride in their communities through uplifting songs. / Photo Courtesy Eduardo Umanzor

Honduran pop singer writes inspiring songs for USAID’s outreach centers, which help bring brighter opportunities to at-risk youth in Central American communities plagued by violence.

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Beyond News and Numbers: Who are Refugees?

Children play in the streets of the Hittein Refugee Camp in Zarqa, Jordan. / USAID Jordan

On the occasion of World Refugee Day we honor the strength and resilience of the more than 60 million people around the world who have fled war, persecution, and human rights abuses.

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Ebola Doesn’t Disappear at Zero and Neither Will We

Senior Ebola Coordinator Denise Rollins, Associate Administrator Eric Postel, and National Security Council Senior Advisor Chris Kirchhoff listen as a staff member from the International Organization for Migration provides a tour of a mock-Ebola treatment unit in Freetown, Sierra Leone. / Kate Alexander, USAID

An Ebola survivor’s story illustrates the resilience of West Africans amid a devastating public health crisis. While USAID is committed to getting to zero in all three countries, we are also preparing their health care systems for any future outbreaks.

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An Inclusive Society, a Paraguay without Barriers

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USAID is committed to building an inclusive society in Paraguay by changing people’s attitudes and promoting innovative approaches to including people with disabilities.

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Q&A: How Changing Behaviors is Helping Stop Ebola’s Spread in West Africa

Ebola survivors in Liberia leave their handprints on a wall of the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit - the facility that saved their lives. / Adam Parr, USAID

Kama Garrison works on communications strategies to change the behaviors of people in West Africa that contribute to the spread of the Ebola virus.

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South Sudan Government Expels Top UN Aid Official—Why It Matters

A woman carries a sack of food aid after a food drop in a field in Nyal, near South Sudan's border with Sudan. USAID is the largest donor to the UN World Food Program in South Sudan. / Tony Karumba, AFP

Punishing those who are shining a light on the catastrophe in South Sudan creates a chilling effect and an atmosphere of fear for aid workers at a time when people need them most.

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Turning Data into Action

Midwives in Timor-Leste are sharing vital health information with new mothers via mobile phones, while tracking health statistics in real time through the Mobile Moms project. / Catalpa International

How is USAID taking advantage of advances in data and technology? Read how innovators from Senegal to Kosovo are turning data into action.

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New Policy Guides USAID’s Cooperation with Department of Defense

Students in the village of Atome, Togo oversee the construction of a new school built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in coordination with USAID’s West Africa Regional Mission. / Jennifer Aldridge, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

From youth outreach and extremism to combating climate change, USAID and the Department of Defense work alongside each other to address critical global issues. Discover the nuts and bolts of the policy that guides this vital interagency partnership.

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