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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.
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.
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.
The Ebola outbreak was unprecedented. Organizations from around the world worked together on an unprecedented scale to turn the tide against the deadly disease.
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.
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.
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.
USAID initiatives to expand the use of clean cookstoves help reduce household air pollution and promote health for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Global health and climate change are highly interconnected, and global health considerations deserve a place at the COP21 climate conference in Paris.
As world leaders gather for COP 21, Power Africa and USAID are taking action on climate, and tackling extreme poverty, through investment in renewable energy projects that will improve life for millions.