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If Fighting Hunger Were an Olympic Event

Emmanuel Ngulube visits programs in the field. /USAID

One of USAID’s best weapons for fighting hunger in Malawi is Emmanuel Ngulube, an officer with the Agency’s Office of Food for Peace who has dedicated his entire career to fighting hunger across Africa.

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U.S. Army War College Students See International Development in Action to Rebuild Haiti

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Department of Defense graduate students visit USAID/Haiti to see interagency cooperation at work to rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

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Ebola’s Second Punch: Hunger

Children from over 4,000 vulnerable families could eat three healthy meals a day after their parents used cash transfers from Catholic Relief Services to invest in their farms and buy food. / Michael Stulman, CRS

Travel restrictions meant to contain Ebola also kept farmers from their fields, harvests and the markets.

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Harmful Child Labor Is Everyone’s Business

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“Rose,” 16, never expected to end up living in the streets of Abidjan, sleeping nights under a table in the marketplace and having to sell sex for survival. She left her village in rural Côte d’Ivoire for a promise to live with her aunt in the city to attend school and perform domestic chores. Things […]

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Responding to Madagascar’s ‘Silent’ Emergency

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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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Resilient Health Systems Can Prevent and Contain Pandemics

A technician swabs the throat of a duck at Bangkok’s Klongtoey Market during an avian influenza survey. / Richard Nyberg, USAID

Resilient health systems can help us mitigate disease outbreaks and avert pandemics. This entails being able to detect and respond to emerging diseases threats, bounce back when adversity strikes, address a wide range of health challenges and offer innovative solutions.

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Even Amid a Humanitarian Crisis, Education Cannot Wait

Victoria Cole, 12, hasn’t let the Ebola crisis interrupt her education. Here she participates in in an outdoor classroom while schools in Liberia were closed during the height of the Ebola epidemic / Neil Brandvold for USAID

During emergencies, education often becomes an afterthought. But without it, children are at increased risk of abuse. No one donor can do this alone. We must work together with countries affected by these crises and our education partners.

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Q&A: How We Are Working To Rid Mozambique of A Blinding Disease

​A community drug distributor provides a young mother with ​the ​appropriate dose of the trachoma-fighting drug Zithromax as part of ​a mass drug administration in Mozambique. / RTI International

Trachoma, an eye infection that is the world’s leading cause of blindness, plagues millions of people in Mozambique due to poor sanitary conditions. But a collaboration between the government and international partners such as USAID is helping reduce the risk of infection.

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Record Population Displacement Shows Needs are Rising

One in three Syrian children, born after the conflict began, have never known a life without war, insecurity or displacement. A new report reveals Syria has the second-largest number of internally displaced people in the world, due to conflict and violence. / Louai Beshara, AFP

Conflict and violence last year caused more than 40 million people to be internally displaced around the world. This record number underscores the importance of addressing growing global needs during the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey later this month.

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Delivering Life-Saving HIV/AIDS Drugs Around the World

USAID’s global health supply chains promote country ownership of public health programs and create sustainable country health systems. / Ulf Newmark, SCMS

For more than 10 years, USAID has been the lead agency innovating in supply chain management — procuring and delivering drugs and laboratory supplies to hospitals and clinics across the globe to achieve an AIDS-free generation.

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