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World Humanitarian Day 2013: Honoring Those Who Serve

This World Humanitarian Day, the U.N. kicks off a campaign called “The World Needs More” to inspire governments, companies, and individuals to turn words into action and raise awareness of humanitarian needs around the world. Read more >>

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Bringing the Private Sector into Disaster Risk Reduction

Incorporating the private sector into the process of reducing disaster risks in hazard-prone communities is necessary in today’s world. Read more >>

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How Rap Music is Saving Lives in the Caribbean

The Youth Emergency Action Committees program led by Catholic Relief Services with support from USAID is one that transforms teens into disaster-preparedness leaders. Read more >>

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Helping Others During Hurricane Season

The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1 and is expected to be very active. Preparing your family and home for hurricanes is important. Read more >>

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Using Science to Warn Countries About Deadly Flash Floods

Flash floods are the number one weather-related killer and the most fatal side effect of hurricanes. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: 2013 Hurricane Preparedness Week

If Hurricane Sandy could do so much damage in the U.S., imagine the impact of similar storms on less developed countries. Read more >>

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Wall of Wind’ Helps USAID Test Shelters for Hurricane Relief

USAID’s work with the Wall of Wind helps improve the quality of emergency shelters and has a real impact on the way future homes and businesses are built in hurricane-prone areas. Read more >>

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USAID Prepares for Hurricane Season in Latin America and the Caribbean

In recognition of Hurricane Preparedness Week, USAID is highlighting the work we do to help disaster-prone countries prepare for and recover from hurricanes. Read more >>

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USAID Finalist for Service to America Medal

On May 6, USAID’s Cara Christie and the Horn Drought Humanitarian Response Team were selected for their outstanding work identifying and coordinating U.S. humanitarian relief efforts during the 2011 Somalia famine. Read more >>

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Rebuilding Haiti One Concrete Block at a Time

Governments, private businesses and NGOs all have an important role in the rebuild of homes, roads and even an airport runway in Haiti. Read more >>

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