Few places are drier than the Middle East and North Africa. Host to 5 percent of the world’s population, the region has only 1 percent of the world’s renewable fresh water.
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Water availability, or lack thereof, is an issue familiar to Coloradans, and their state faces many of the same challenges that countries around the world face
“Pounds of Prevention” is a series of short articles that illustrate how disaster risk reduction works and why it is important. Take a behind-the-scenes look at aid work in action, long before the disaster occurs. How is that possible? Read on! Today’s installment, Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Malawi highlights our work in the southern parts […]
In this next installment in the Pounds of Prevention series, we travel to Ceará State in northeastern Brazil, which is in the midst of a severe drought. Over the past few years, the area has faced increasingly frequent drought conditions and rural residents face difficult choices.They include whether to abandon their farms and move to […]
USAID’s Senegal mission has been working with local farmers and craftsmen in Fatick, Senegal to help increase both vegetable production and the local economy.
Last week, the White House unveiled a new strategy for Sub Saharan Africa (PDF) to promote opportunity and development, particularly sustainable access to clean water. Walter North shares highlights from his recent participation in Africa Water Week addressing the world’s most devastating water challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. Water is fundamental to development. As Secretary Clinton said during World Water Day earlier this year, […]