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Improving—and Sustaining—Food and Nutrition Security for the Most Vulnerable: A New Food for Peace Strategy

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, merchants such as Belleus Pierre, 31, used T-Cash to sell basic food staples to families benefiting from the USAID-funded food assistance program implemented by Mercy Corps. Her participation in the program meant she had a steady flow of customers to her store, providing her own family with much needed income. /Lisa Hoashi, Mercy Corps

Next week, USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP), the largest provider of food assistance in the world, is marking a milestone—we’re issuing a new 10-year food assistance and food security strategy. An office unique within USAID for its dual relief and development mandate, FFP’s new strategy focuses on getting results for millions of vulnerable […]

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Responding to Madagascar’s ‘Silent’ Emergency

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Because of its slow onset, Southern Africa’s drought may not be headline news. But its impacts are being felt by millions. At least 12.8 million people in Southern Africa will face crisis levels of food insecurity by the end of this year. Madagascar has been especially hard hit. About 80 percent of the population in […]

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Assistance Supports Dignity for Syrian Refugees, Markets for Jordan

Ambassador Lane observes the process of registering refugees to enable them to receive food vouchers

Despite a strong desire to help, Jordanians are understandably concerned about the resources required to support their needs.

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Life in Southwest Algeria: A Civil Service Officer from USAID Visits the Remote Sahrawi Refugee Camps

When I first learned that I would be visiting the World Food Program (WFP) operation assisting Sahrawi refugees in Algeria, I was filled with excitement. Since I had not been in the field for a while, I jumped at the opportunity to visit a place that only a few of my colleagues had visited before. […]

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Photo of the Week: USAID Celebrates 52 Years of Progress

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On November 1, USAID will celebrate its 52nd birthday! Read more >>

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USAID in the News

Food distribution in Haiti. Photo credit:  Osterman

USAID news highlights during week of October 21, 2013. Read more >>

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Food Assistance by the Numbers

Beneficiaries of food distribution in Bangladesh. Photo credit: Save the Children

A look at USAID’s food assistance programs’ impact — in numbers. Read more >>

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No Longer Just Food: Communities Create Assets to Build Food Security in South Sudan

Woman in South Sudan. Photo credit: USAID

U.S. government food assistance programs are providing vital timely assistance to food insecure South Sudanese. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Distributing Food Assistance in Guatemala

Former U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala Stephen McFarland provides food assistance to a family in the department of Santa Rosa.  Photo Credit: U.S. Embassy Guatemala

During July, we are spotlighting USAID Guatemala as our Mission of the Month. Read more >>

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Having the Right Tools at the Right Time to Meet Food Assistance Needs

Flour made from Turkish wheat purchased for the Syria response. Photo credit: State Department

Using resources available under its Emergency Food Security Program, USAID strives to respond to crises to best meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Read more >>

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