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South Sudan Government Expels Top UN Aid Official—Why It Matters

A woman carries a sack of food aid after a food drop in a field in Nyal, near South Sudan's border with Sudan. USAID is the largest donor to the UN World Food Program in South Sudan. / Tony Karumba, AFP

Punishing those who are shining a light on the catastrophe in South Sudan creates a chilling effect and an atmosphere of fear for aid workers at a time when people need them most.

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Transforming Cities Today for Equitable Societies Tomorrow

The Medellin metrocable, Colombia

Cities are here to stay. But when it comes to how we share them, USAID believes in one fundamental principle: Growing cities can help to drive inclusive development; but local governments, organizations and communities must work together to ensure that urban growth does not overwhelm the ability to deliver basic services, and that the benefits of urbanization are felt by society’s most vulnerable.

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Donors’ Dialogue on How to Effectively Combat Human Trafficking

USAID has been actively combating trafficking for over a decade. Read more >>

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Realizing the Health Goals of the Panama Declaration

What challenges lie ahead to address health inequalities for mothers and children in Latin America and the Caribbean? Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Kid President’s Day at UN for World Humanitarian Day 2013

On this World Humanitarian Day, USAID salutes the brave men and women around the world who risk their lives saving the lives of others. Read more >>

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Protecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Today, USAID celebrates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples as part of the agency’s commitment to inclusive development. Read more >>

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A True Data Revolution

“A true data revolution” is necessary if we are to eradicate extreme poverty as part of the next generation of Millennium Development Goals. 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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The Final 1,000 Days of the MDGs: Accelerating Progress and Working to End Extreme Poverty

Today we mark an important milestone: 1,000 days left until the end date of the Millennium Development Goals. Read more >>

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WWE Divas Help Refugees in Rwanda Fight Malaria

Recently, WWE Divas Alicia and Natalya Fox, along with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, visited Rwanda to meet mothers and children fighting malaria. Read more >>

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