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Aid and Development

A woman walks past damaged buildings in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria, May 13, 2016.

Audio The Path Forward in Syria

The International Syria Support Group announced after its recent meeting that all parties, including Russia and Iran, have agreed to strengthen the Cessation of Hostilities, to ensure humanitarian access in Syria, and to move toward a political transition. More

FILE - Hundreds of people wait in line in the town of Koch in South Sudan to receive food aid from the World Food Program.

Audio Urging South Sudan to Facilitate Aid Delivery

“We urge the government to prioritize humanitarian access so that we can reach those who most need our help." More

Two boats lie on cracked ground in a dry area in Ca Mau province, Vietnam, 18 April 2016.

Audio U.S. Drought Assistance to Vietnam

USAID to provide humanitarian assistance for crisis. More

FILE - Students hold out their plates as the school cook ladles out a bulgur wheat and bean dish at a public school in Bombardopolis, Haiti. The WFP says 3.6 million Haitians face food insecurity.

Audio U.S. Drought Assistance to Haiti

In April, the United States Embassy to Haiti announced more funding for the ongoing needs of Haitian households suffering from the effects of the El Niño-induced drought, bringing U.S. contributions to $21.9 million USD over the last six months. More

Samantha Power in Cameroon.

Audio Aiding Those Affected by Boko Haram

On a recent trip to the Lake Chad Basin, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power spoke out about the growing threat of the terrorist group Boko Haram. More

More Aid and Development Editorials

Audio U.S. Provides Additional Food Aid to Sudan

As the largest international donor of humanitarian aid in Sudan, the United States is clearly committed to the well-being of the Sudanese people.

Audio U.S. and Sri Lanka Partner for Growth

Representatives from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an independent U.S. development agency, visited Sri Lanka in March to begin a partnership to address key challenges to economic growth and poverty reduction.

Audio Feed the Future - What Works

According to new report’s findings, when it comes to development, people and relationships matter most.

Audio Boosting Ethiopia's Water Resources

USAID Lowland WASH is a new water and sanitation program in Ethiopia.

Audio Creating a Better Future for Girls

Education improves the lives of both boys and girls and promotes development. But too often, girls are denied the opportunity to learn, and in many countries, they are still subject to practices that harm them.

Audio World Water Day 2016

To focus attention on the importance of clean water and to advocate for the sustainable management of fresh water resources, on March 22nd of every year we observe International World Water Day.

Audio Moving Ahead to End the Syrian War

More peaceful conditions have made possible the delivery of emergency supplies to communities inside Syria, some of which have not seen assistance in years.

Audio Helping to Mitigate Ethiopia's Drought

The periodic warming of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, known as El Nino, causes weather and short-term climate changes in other parts of the globe.

Audio Supporting Secondary Education in Laos

The United States government formally presented a new school in Pakxan District, Bolikhamxay Province to the Lao government.

Audio Partnering With Pakistan to Support Energy Development

The U.S. is working with Pakistan to support energy development

Audio Clean Water for Tanzania

iWASH program supplied water to more than 200,000 Tanzanians and helped another 40,000 gain access to improved sanitation in schools and homes.

Audio Meeting Economic Challenge in Cote d'Ivoire

Officials from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation, the MCC, visited Côte d’Ivoire this month to congratulate the government on its eligibility to develop an MCC compact program.

Audio 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.

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.

Audio Food Aid for Zimbabwe

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

Audio Food Assistance for Guinea

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

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.

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.