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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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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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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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Flying Over Swat Showed me the True Scope of the Disaster

Shortly after arriving in Pakistan on Tuesday, I met with retired General Nadeem Ahmed, the chairman of Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority. As the general took me up in a military helicopter to inspect the once-beautiful but ravaged Swat valley, we spoke openly and candidly about the true extent of the damage wrought by the floodwaters.

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Video: USAID Pakistan Flood Assistance

As USAID marks World Humanitarian Day, we continue around-the-clock efforts to support Pakistanis affected by the epic flooding in the country’s south and west. The scale of the disaster remains astounding, with millions already displaced. USAID-supplied plastic sheeting, enough to provide shelter for 7,800 families, has just arrived. Each of these families will also receive an emergency […]

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Picture of the Week

Learn more about how USAID is assisting with flood relief for Pakistan. For individuals and organizations who wish to help those affected by the floods, USAID encourages cash donations be made to humanitarian organizations already working in the affected areas. Nothing will get there faster or help more. Working with mGive, Americans are contributing to […]

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USAID In the News – August 2-6

On Tuesday, Administrator Shah joined President Obama at the White House for the President’s Town Hall with young African leaders to discuss their vision for Africa for the next 50 years.  USAID programs highlight America’s commitment to supporting the next generation of African leaders. On Wednesday, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah joined Secretary of State […]

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