USAID and partners have unlocked the power of mobile phones to fuel the fight to eliminate Ebola in West Africa.
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To help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance is working with its partners to provide care kits to families so that they can safely help loved ones when they’re sick.
It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week, a national effort to help the public prepare for Atlantic hurricane season starting in June. In Jamaica, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance supports an innovative program that transforms at-risk youth into hurricane fighters.
Rescue canine siblings Phayu and Port, from Virginia, joined USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team in searching for survivors after Nepal’s devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake last month.
This week in South Korea, education takes center stage on the global policy agenda as education leaders gather for the World Education Forum. USAID will work with partner countries to develop a new action plan for education.
USAID’s policy chief Alex Thier recently presented at TEDx Foggy Bottom in front of an audience of 1,500 to talk about ending extreme poverty and the Agency’s role in working toward that goal as part of its mission.
This year, Guatemala will be electing a new president. USAID is working to make sure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons are empowered with the right to participate and vote.
In 1999, a tree was planted in Baltimore with the hopes that, by the time it had grown, the world would have an AIDS vaccine. While we’re not there yet, the tree is a reminder of our ever growing efforts to find a solution, efforts that USAID is dedicated to and optimistic about.
A young man in Guatemala who twice tried to cross the border illegally into the United States reflects on his renewed hope for his hometown, a transformation he underwent while volunteering to help local children learn to read in their native tongue.
In 20 years, the number of people living in urban areas will increase by about 1.4 billion. In preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit, urban experts are discussing a key issue: how to incorporate rapid urban growth into humanitarian assistance.