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Aid and Development

Migrants sit on their boat as they wait to be rescued by Acehnese fishermen on the sea off East Aceh, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Hundreds of migrants stranded at sea for months were rescued and taken to Indonesia, officials said Wednesday, the la

Audio Regional Response Needed for Rohingya Migrants

The United States urges all the countries of the region to work together quickly to save the lives of the migrants now at sea who are in need of an immediate rescue effort. More

A rescue worker from USAID along with a sniffer dog looks for survivors at the site of a building that collapsed in an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. A major earthquake has hit Nepal near the Chinese border between the capital of K

Audio Aiding Nepal's Quake Victims

To date, the U.S. government has provided more than $37 million in humanitarian assistance for Nepal. More

(File) A Palestinian girl walks past sacks of flour food aid from the United Nations and USAID at the Shatie refugee camp in Gaza City.

Audio Changing How We Deliver Food Aid

U.S. is committed to finding smarter ways to combat hunger. More

Refugees gather to watch the arrival of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres at IFO-2 complex of the sprawling Dadaab refugee camp, May 8, 2015.

Audio Supporting Refugees

The United States and its partners are committed to helping resolve conflicts, build democratic and just societies. Until then, we are working to safeguard refugees’ lives, and their dignity. More

Pemba Tamang is carried on a stretcher after being rescued by Nepalese policemen and U.S. rescue workers from a building that collapsed five days ago in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Audio U.S. Aids Nepal Quake Victims

U.S. has released $10 million in aid, deployed 128-person disaster team. More

More Aid and Development Editorials

Audio In Northern Triangle, Reducing Crime is the First Step

While conditions in Central America remain challenging, the region could be close to transformative change.

Audio Relief Workers Killed in Syria, Yemen, Mali

In recent weeks there have been numerous deadly attacks against Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement aid workers in Syria, Yemen, and Mali.

Audio Future Course of Central Asia

From the beginning, the United States has sought to assist Central Asia’s development, promoting the ideals of democracy and free markets.

Audio Turning the Page in Guinea-Bissau

It is a hopeful sign that international donors encouraged by recent political stability pledged more than one billion euros to support a 10-year development program.

Audio End the Suffering of Yarmouk

The United States calls on all parties to lift their siege of Yarmouk and allow for the safe evacuation of civilians in compliance with international law.

Audio Let Girls Learn!

For countries trying to improve their economies and pull their people out of poverty, there is no better investment than educating their youth, particularly girls.

Audio Helping the Syrian People Survive

At an international donors’ conference hosted by Kuwait, the United States pledged nearly $508 million in additional humanitarian aid to help alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people.

Audio Partnership Promoting Prosperity in Africa

Public-private partnership mobilizes the knowledge, expertise and resources of leading public and private institutions to encourage and enhance technology and innovation.

Audio Prosperous Egypt Good for Regional Stability

In an effort to make Egypt more attractive to investors, President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi launched significant reforms to kick-start the economy and improve the business climate.

Audio US Aid Helps Bring Solar Power to Rwanda

Our nation’s campaign to double the number of people in Sub-Saharan Africa with access to electrical power is starting to make real progress.

Audio Creating Lasting Impact in North Korea

The U.S. believes direct people-to-people contact, which occurs through the provision of humanitarian aid, can have a positive long term impact on advancing change in the country.

Audio Support of Jordan Is Key to Mideast Stability

Jordan is a stable, moderate presence in a turbulent part of the world, and remains a critical partner for the United States on a range of issues.

Audio Creating Lasting Impact in North Korea

The U.S. seeks to alleviate the humanitarian problems in North Korea and to end the egregious human rights violations occurring in the country.

Audio On Helping Refugees

Last year, the United States provided more than $6 billion in humanitarian assistance around the world, more than any other single donor.

Audio Helping Ethiopia Fight Child Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $10 million toward a cooperative agreement with an NGO to implement a project addressing exploitative labor among youth in Ethiopia.

Audio Five Years After Haiti Earthquake

January 12th marks the fifth anniversary of a catastrophic earthquake in Haiti that the United Nations characterized as “the largest urban disaster in modern history.”

Audio Helping Promote Growth in Mongolia

Mongolia has been selected as eligible to develop a second Millennium Challenge Corporation compact to promote the nation’s economic growth and reduce poverty.

Audio Supporting Education in Ghana

The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded its flagship education project in Ghana, Partnership for Education: Learning, to FHI 360, an international human development NGO.

Audio U.S. Will Accept More Syrian Refugees

The United Nations Refugee Agency calls the crisis in Syria “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era”.

Audio Indian Ocean Tsunami 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago today, a tremendous earthquake centered just off the coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra coastline, created an enormous tsunami that spread across the Indian ocean and deluged the coastal communities there.