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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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Saving a Syrian Student’s Life

Ghassan, a university student from Rif Damascus, was heading home from classes when fighting broke out between regime and rebel fighters. Ghassan was not able to take cover in time and was hit by shrapnel in both legs. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Nancy Lindborg Speaks at InterAction Forum

Yesterday, Nancy Lindborg joined the InterAction Forum’s opening plenary panel, “Facing Vulnerability in a Changing World,” to talk about the importance of resilience in addressing current crises. Read more >>

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Water from a Stone: Jordanians Stretch Meager Resources to Sustain Syrian Refugees

USAID and partners are helping refugees from Syria meet their water needs. Read more >>

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Aid to Internally Displaced Persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

USAID has responded to urgent needs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by airlifting more than $270,000 worth of emergency relief supplies to the region.

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Saving a Leg and a Life in Rif Damascus

Hajji Rajaa, from Syria, is thankful for the life-saving care she received at a USAID-funded medical clinic.

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Round-the-Clock Aid for a Syrian Baby

Syrian baby Dia’a is expected to make a full recovery with the help of U.S.-funded medical care. Read more >>

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From the Ground in Syria: Delivering More than Flour to Aleppo

USAID flour supports local businesses and provides bread for families in Syria. Read more >>

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Improving Hygiene for Displaced Syrians

Basic personal hygiene is critical to help prevent the spread of illness and disease among displaced
Syrians. Read more >>

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USAID Visits U.S. Navy “Comfort” and Continues Joint Support of Disaster Response

Visiting the Comfort provided the opportunity for a firsthand view of the capacity and capabilities of the hospital ship, knowledge that provides USAID staff with a foundation for future decisions on crisis or disaster response. Read more >>

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