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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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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Guatemala

In this next installment of the USAID Pounds of Prevention series, we travel to Guatemala. Read more >>

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Pre-positioned Plastic Sheeting Hastens Recovery in Madagascar

When Tropical Cyclone Giovanna slammed into the eastern coast of Madagascar on Valentine’s Day, relief agencies recognized the storm as a potentially catastrophic event — but not an unpredictable one. Dangerous cyclones are not unusual for the Indian Ocean island: cyclones and tropical storms affect Madagascar almost every year. Giovanna’s strong winds destroyed more than […]

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U.S. Provides Equipment To Female Health Workers in Pakistan

Health workers in Pakistan receive kits of basic equipment to help them as they offer vital health care services to families in their communities. Read more >>

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Picture of the Week: Progress in Haiti

Josette Colin discusses how her earthquake-damaged home was made habitable again by USAID/OFDA-funded project. Read more >>

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From the Field

Updates from USAID Missions abroad. Read more >>

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USAID’s Strong Partnership with Israel Ensured Rapid Response During Disaster

The wildfires that ravaged large areas of Mount Carmel forest were halted with the help of local and international emergency teams. Read more >>

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