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Aid and Development

Secretary Kerry Addresses the High-Level Event on Afghanistan in New York City

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. More

A malnourished girl in Malawi.

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. More

South Sudan President Salva Kiir, seated, signs a peace deal, as Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, center-left, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, center-right, and Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, right, witness the signing while standing behind, in the capital Juba, South Sudan Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy Riek Machar. (AP Photo/Jason Patinkin)

Audio More Aid to South Sudan

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

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Pope Francis after this welcoming speech during the state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.

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. More

Women work on embroidery at a stall during a visit by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah (unseen) in an occasion to highlight the work of female micro entrepreneurs in Karachi.

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.” More

More Aid and Development Editorials

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.

Audio The Syrian Crisis, Refugees and Their Future

U.S. will accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming year. In the meantime, the United States is working in support of those countries that are already hosting large number of asylum seekers from Syria.

Audio Millennium Development Goals - The Unfinished Business

Many of the Millennium Development Goals goals set 15 years ago have been attained, or nearly so.

Audio Improved Irrigation for Pakistani Farmers

USDA civil engineers worked alongside workshop participants to build the capacity of Pakistani farmers to develop sustainable, environmentally-friendly techniques to improve water usage, and reduce farmer reliance on the electrical grid.

Audio AGOA, The Next 15 Years

Fostering economic development in sub-Saharan Africa is a top priority of the United States, and the African Growth and Opportunity Act is the centerpiece of our trade policy on the continent.

Audio On Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

The “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” is a transformative vision to guide development activities for the next 15 years.

Audio Supporting Education for Africa's Girls

Let Girls Learn Initiative aims to address some of the many challenges preventing adolescent girls from attending and completing school.

Audio Rohingya Deserve Consideration and Respect

The United States is gravely concerned about the plight of the Rohingya population in Southeast Asia.

Audio Helping West Africa Recover From Ebola Epidemic

Now, to help with the recovery, the U.S. Government will provide an additional $266 million.

Audio Providing Critical Food Assistance for Syrians

The United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, recently announced a $65 million contribution to the UN World Food Program.

Audio Expanding Internet Access in Indonesia

The U.S. is determined to work with Indonesia to expand broadband infrastructure and create an economic environment that enables affordable Internet connections.

Audio U.S. Sends Aid to Iraq But More Needed

The expansion of the militant group DAESH, its brutal and violent attacks against the civilian population of Iraq have caused a humanitarian catastrophe.

Audio Kerry Meets with Gulf Cooperation Council

Secretary Kerry also announced that the U.S. will contribute an additional $62 million in humanitarian assistance to Iraqis who are in need.

Audio Supporting Counter-Narcotics Efforts in Laos

U.S. Embassy and Lao National Commission on Drug Control donate $7,500 in office supplies and media equipment to awareness campaign.

Audio Development and Rule of Law

The UN is drawing up the Sustainable Development Goals program, which is meant to succeed the MDGs, and to consolidate on their gains.

Audio U.S., Brazil Cooperate to Boost Mozambique

The partnership works with family and subsistence farmers to help them increase their yields, and then enable them to bring their product to the market.

Audio On Extreme Poverty

With USAID leading the way, the United States, in cooperation with our international partners, has worked hard to improve economic opportunity, health, food security, education, equality, stability, and accountable governance for millions of people.

Audio Promoting Clean Energy in the Lower Mekong Region

U.S. Assistance focuses on agriculture and food security, connectivity, education, energy security, environment and water, and health.

Audio A New Chapter for the OAS

“We remain committed to those bedrock principles and ideals of democracy, security, and development for all of our citizens.”