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#AskUSAID @RajShah Twitter Chat on the Future of #FoodAid

On April 15, USAID Administrator @RajShah participated in a Twitter chat to answer YOUR questions on the proposed Food Aid Reform in President Obama’s 2014 Proposed Budget. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of April 8, 2013. Read more >>

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USAID Rallies During Final 1,000 Days of Millennium Development Goals

On April 5, USAID joined UN Foundation’s Momentum 1000 and millions around the globe in a digital rally to mark the 1,000 day to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Read more >>

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USAID Answers President’s Call to End Extreme Poverty

In its third annual letter, Administrator Shah shares the work USAID does around the world to help answer President Obama’s call to end extreme poverty. Read more >>

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Meeting the President’s Challenge to End Extreme Poverty

We are advancing President Obama’s critical agenda to eradicate the scourge of extreme poverty through Feed the Future, the President’s signature global hunger and food security initiative. Read more >>

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Getting to Zero and Eliminating Extreme Poverty

During his State of the Union address, the President articulated a vision that represented one of the clearest, most direct calls to development action in recent years. At USAID, we’ve spent considerable time analyzing what it would take to eradicate extreme poverty. Read more >>

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National Freedom Day: A Commitment to End Modern Slavery

An estimated 20 million men, women and children around the world, including thousands in the United States, are living in bondage, confirming that the fight to end slavery is far from over. Read more >>

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President Obama Announces Additional Humanitarian Aid for the Syrian People

President Obama announced today that he has approved a new round of humanitarian assistance, an additional $155 million to provide for the urgent and pressing needs of civilians in Syria. Read more >>

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Can Transitional Justice Prevent Conflicts?

In 2011, President Obama launched the Presidential Studies Directive on Mass Atrocities, or PSD-10, a ground-breaking call for all major U.S. government agencies to engage on the issue of preventing mass atrocities and genocide worldwide. Read more >>

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Ending Human Trafficking is Within Our Reach

MTV EXIT’s 31st concert to counter trafficking in persons was held in Burma on December 16. Over 50,000 people gathered to hear multi Grammy Award-winning singer songwriter Jason Mraz perform. Read more >>

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