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Lessons Learned a Decade after the Indian Ocean Tsunami

The December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history, destroying lives, homes, and livelihoods. In the disaster’s immediate aftermath, USAID provided emergency support in the form of food, shelter, water, sanitation, and medical supplies. In the years that followed, USAID has continued to work alongside survivors to help affected communities rebuild and create jobs.

Ten years ago today the Indian Ocean tsunami hit land in Aceh province, Indonesia. As we mark this tragic anniversary, we also reflect on some valuable lessons learned about how we respond to disasters. Here are five.

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‘Without Access we are Looking at Famine’ in South Sudan

Newborn in South Sudan

Last week Nancy Lindborg, our assistant administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, wrote about her recent trip to South Sudan where she witnessed how rapidly escalating violence is sending shockwaves through the world’s newest nation.

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Photos of the Week: USAID Response to Typhoon Haiyan


Since Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Yolanda, hit the Philippines’ coasts on November 8, USAID has been working hard with the U.S. Government to provide relief to Filipinos in affected areas. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: USAID Announces Additional $10 Million for Philippine Relief Effort


USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg talks about “steady drumbeat” of aid from the U.S. to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. 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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USAID in the News

Administrator Shah spoke at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) to discuss the recently released USAID Forward Progress Report highlighting the past year’s successes and challenges in reforming the Agency and delivering better, more sustainable results. March 20, 2013. Photo credit: Pat Adams, USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of March 18, 2013. Read more >>

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Assistant Secretary Anne Richard and Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg Meet With Syrian Refugees


Assistant Secretary Anne Richards and Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg met with Turkish partners and assistance providers to discuss the needs of Syrian refugees and ongoing humanitarian assistance efforts. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: State and USAID Visit WFP Distribution Center in Jordan

Lindborg in Jordan

Assistant Secretary of State Richard and Assistant Administrator Lindborg visit a World Food Programme Distribution Center in Amman, Jordan. Read more >>

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Videos of the Week: U.S. Delegation Visits Syrian Refugees at Camp Islahiye, Turkey


On January 24, 2013, U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard, and USAID Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg visited Syrian refugees in Turkey. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (8/22/2011 – 8/26/2011) August 23: In an op-ed published in The Huffington Post, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah highlighted the recent DevelopmentXChange event, which brought together 77 grant finalists to share their innovative ideas to discover the next breakthrough in maternal and infant health. The event was part of Saving Lives at Birth: […]

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