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Aid and Development

FILE - The flags of member nations fly outside the General Assembly building at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Audio U.S. Priorities at the 69th General Assembly

Many pressing global issues are being discussed, in what Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Dean Pittman said is a “challenging time for the United States and its partners.” More

United Nations headquarters, New York. (File)

Audio U.S. Priorities For The 69th U.N. General Assembly

World leaders meet this week in the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. More

Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrians wait behind the border fences near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, September 18, 2014.

Audio More Aid for Syria's Underfunded Crisis

The United States will provide nearly $500 million in additional aid for Syria, bringing U.S. humanitarian assistance to more than $2.9 billion. More

FILE - Refugees from Central Africa Republic wait for a food distribution at an UNHCR refugee camp in the eastern Cameroonian city of Garoua-Boulai, not far from the border with Central Africa Republic.

Audio U.S. Boosts Engagement in the C.A.R.

Amid almost two years of political turmoil and inter-communal fighting, the United States has stood with the people of the Central African Republic. More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a tour of a Sustainable Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa in Kinshasa, DRC, May 3, 2014.

Audio Helping Vulnerable Children, Improving Africa's Future

Given that half of sub-Saharan Africa’s population is under the age of 18, it is not surprising that the continent’s population is expected to exceed four billion by the year 2100. More

More Aid and Development Editorials

Audio More Humanitarian Aid for Iraqis

The provision of aid to displaced Iraqi civilians is a major pillar in a comprehensive strategy to fight the terrorist organization ISIL, said U.S. President Barack Obama.

Audio A Campaign to Eradicate ISIL

President Barack Obama has laid out his strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the terrorist group ISIL.

Audio U.S. Assistance to Burma

Increased U.S. assistance to Burma reflects the U.S. Government’s support for Burma’s political and economic transition.

Audio NGOs Look Beyond Millennium Development Goals

Representatives from 117 countries meet at 65th NGO Conference, to discuss post-2015, post-MDG development agenda.

Audio Food Assistance For Displaced In Pakistan

The United States contributed an additional $6 million to help the government of Pakistan meet the food and nutritional needs of the internally displaced people from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas on August 20.

Audio U.S. Promoting Criminal Justice in Somalia

The United States has agreed to provide more support for Somali government programs aimed at reforming and developing the country’s security sector.

Audio Global Resilience Partnership Will Fight Hunger

USAID, is partnering with the Rockefeller Foundation to form the Global Resilience Partnership, a public-private initiative to build local resilience to chronic shocks and stresses.

Audio More Humanitarian Aid for Syria

To help get life-saving assistance to the civilians who are victims of such barbarity, the United States is providing nearly $378 million in additional aid for those affected.

Audio Summit Demonstrates U.S. Commitment to Africa

The leaders of some 50 African nations are gathering here in Washington to meet with U.S. government, business and civil society leaders to discuss trade and investment, peace and regional stability, and governing for the next generation.

Audio Famine Looms In South Sudan

South Sudan is experiencing the world’s worst food security crisis, one not caused by drought or flood, but by man-made conflict.

Audio Young Leaders Will Shape Africa's Future

Five hundred young men and women from across Africa will gather in Washington next week, part of our nation’s long-term effort to support and invest in Africa’s next generation of educators, entrepreneurs, activists and leaders.

Audio Millennium Challenge Corporation and Georgia

New compact with Georgia worth $140 million entered into force this month.

Audio Educating Girls for the Benefit of All

Every year of schooling can increase a girl’s future earning potential by 10 to 20 percent. She will share 90 percent of her earnings with her family and her community.

Audio Millennium Development Goals - One Year Left

With little more than 500 days remaining, some goals have already been met.

Audio International Commitment for C.A.R. Aid

Nearly $51 million in additional assistance has been provided for Central African Republic relief, bringing total U.S. humanitarian aid to nearly $118 million this year.

Audio World Food Prize 2014

This year, for the first time since it was created, the World Food Prize was awarded to another scientist whose work helped increased world wheat production: Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram cross-bred wheat varieties from distinct gene pools, and developed heartier plants with higher yields.

Audio U.S. Assistance To Georgia

The United States is a strong supporter of Georgia's democratic and economic development.

Audio Ebola Outbreak Still Serious In West Africa

The United States and other partners are working with international health officials to help contain the outbreaks.

Audio Disaster Aid To Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina

The United States is already providing assistance, and will continue to look for ways to assist in the recovery process.

Audio Army Corps Of Engineers Helping In Asia

Corps has ongoing work in 132 different countries.