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Aid and Development

FILE - A Pakistani man collects a bag of wheat.

Helping the Displaced in Pakistan

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, recently contributed $20 million to support the provision of food to approximately 1.2 million temporary displaced persons. More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong after their meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Vientiane, Laos, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.

Audio Kerry on Laos

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s January 24 and 25 visit to Vientiane emphasized the deepening ties between the United States and Laos. More

The U.S. has donated $32.5 million to food aid in Zimbabwe since June 2015.

Audio Food Aid for Zimbabwe

USAID has announced an additional $5 million contribution in response to worsening drought. More

USAID - World Food Program school meals (file)

Audio Food Assistance for Guinea

The U.S. Government, through USAID, provided $7.1 million. More

A/S Nisha Biswal and Uzbekistan FM Abdulaziz Kamilov

Audio Assessing U.S. - Uzbekistan Relations

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal welcomed an Uzbek government delegation to Washington. More

More Aid and Development Editorials

Audio New Chapter in U.S.-Lao Relationship

Partnership on issues vital to both of our nations spans inclusive economic growth, health, education, and environmental protection.

Fighting Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

The National Action Plan specifies a set of targeted interventions that will improve rapid detection and treatment of MDR-TB globally and in the United States.

New Partners in Development

The Millennium Challenge Corporation approved three countries as eligible for compacts and two countries as eligible for threshold programs.

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.

U.S.- Sri Lanka Partnership in Development

“The United States wants to see a strong Sri Lanka, one that is a leader in the international community, contributing to the global economy, promoting human rights, justice, and democracy abroad, and helping to uphold international law."

Audio U.S. Humanitarian Response to Ethiopia

$88 million in humanitarian assistance will increase funding for nutrition, food, water, sanitation and hygiene support in response to El Niño.

Audio Good Progress Against Hunger and Poverty

Last year alone, Feed the Future reached nearly 19 million households through assistance or training and helped bring new tools and technologies, such as better seeds and fertilizers, to nearly 7 million farmers.

Audio President Obama on Accepting Syrian Refugees

“Slamming the door in their faces, would be a betrayal of our values.”

Audio Supporting Community Development in Ethiopia

U.S. pledges support for five projects initiated by different Ethiopian organizations to work on disability and development issues.

Audio Kerry in Kyrgyzstan

American University of Central Asia provides a fundamental foundation for democracy.

Audio Saving the Lives of Mothers

Saving Mothers, Giving Life is a five-year initiative that seeks to reduce maternal mortality by half.

Audio World Food Day 2015

October 16th is World Food Day, a day of action against hunger.

Audio U.S. and Laos Partner on Disaster Response

The government of Laos, in partnership with the United States, recently hosted the Lower Mekong Initiative Disaster Relief Exercise and Exchange in Vientiane.

Audio Regional Cooperation for Afghanistan's Peaceful Development

Nations reserved their highest praise for the dedication and sacrifice of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and for those of the Afghan people.

Audio Feeding the Vulnerable in Malawi

The United States’ is donating $15.7 million worth of food commodities to Malawi to assist a portion of the 2.8 million people in need of humanitarian food assistance. U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer made the announcement in late September.

Audio More Aid to South Sudan

South Sudan, the world’s newest country and one of its least developed, faces many humanitarian challenges.

Audio President Obama Welcomes Pope Francis

At the White House on September 23, President Barack Obama celebrated the visit to the United States of the first-ever Latin American Pontiff, Argentinian–born Pope Francis.

Audio USAID's Unflagging Effort to Empower Women

“In order to end extreme poverty, feed the planet, and build vibrant economies, women and girls must gain access to capital, land, markets, training, education, and leadership opportunities.”

Audio Fighting Sudan's Food Crisis

The United States government is contributing $86 million in food assistance to the WFP, to be used for the benefit of those in need of assistance in Sudan’s Darfur, North Kordofan and West Kordofan states.

Audio U.S. - Korea a Dynamic Partnership

The United States and South Korea continue to share an increasingly dynamic partnership that includes military, economic and development issues.