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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Beyond News and Numbers: Who are Refugees?
On the occasion of World Refugee Day we honor the strength and resilience of the more than 60 million people around the world who have fled war, persecution, and human rights abuses.
From Hyogo to Sendai: A New Action Plan for Resilience
Building resilience, promoting local solutions, and fostering inclusion will be critical to achieving success in the newly adopted Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction.
How 3D Printing Can Help Save Lives
Disaster risk reduction has found an unusual ally – 3D printers. Using 3D printing, USAID and NOAA are working to bring affordable weather stations to developing countries so that they can predict and prepare for the weather.
Hunger Season Has Arrived: So What are We Doing?
Hunger season has arrived in the Sahel region of West Africa, where millions of people are at risk of not having enough to eat. This year, USAID is tackling the hunger season head on. Here are five ways we are helping to improve food security, save lives and boost resilience.
Battling Climate Change’s Most Powerful Punches
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry describes climate change as “the greatest challenge of our generation.” In the Pacific Islands, USAID is working with communities to come up with the most effective solutions to climate change.
Improving Nutrition, Building Resilience for Families, Societies
Improving nutrition is one of the best investments we can make in development. For the past year, humanitarian, development and health experts from across USAID worked to craft a new approach to nutrition, aimed at increasing food security, reducing malnutrition and building resilience among vulnerable populations like those in the Sahel.
USAID and INGOs – Traveling a New Path Together
The landscape of international development, and the architecture of aid that has traditionally underpinned it, have shifted significantly over the last decade. In 2012, official development assistance (ODA) from members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD comprised less than 10 percent of the international resource flows into developing countries. Development has become […]
USAID Remains Focused on Typhoon Response in the Philippines
We are now beginning our pivot to the early recovery stage and we will continue to focus on some critical areas. Transitional shelter, livelihoods, health, cash-for-work, microfinance, temporary schools, and the rebuilding of rural health units will be very important focus areas for us over the next three to 12 months.
Photo of the Week: USAID Celebrates 52 Years of Progress
On November 1, USAID will celebrate its 52nd birthday! Read more >>