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Aid and Development

Syrian Kurdish refugees who fled Kobani, go about at a refugee camp in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Oct. 11, 2014.

Audio Bleak Times for Syrian Refugees

Winter is on Syria’s doorstep. For millions of the country’s civilians, this means that an already difficult existence will become much, much worse. More

Women hold their newborn babies at a program in Chennai, India.

Audio Investing in Mothers and Newborns

One of the prime goals of the Global Health Initiative, President Barack Obama’s signature program, is to improve the quality of the lives of women and girls. More

Health workers carry the body of a woman suspected of contracting the Ebola virus in Bomi county situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people

Audio Confronting Ebola a Top U.S. Priority

The U.S. is actively engaged in fighting the Ebola outbreak. It has deployed more than 750 U.S. government personnel to West Africa, making this the largest-ever U.S. response to a global health crisis. More

People construct a new Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia ,Liberia. Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.

Audio International Effort Needed to Fight Ebola

The United States calls on the international community to join us in this fight. More

Audio Sustainable Energy And Expanding The Grid

The United States is collaborating on two major programs to increase sustainable energy production in sub-Saharan Africa, and to deliver power to those who presently have no access to electricity. More

More Aid and Development Editorials

Audio U.S. Welcomes Techwomen 2014 Participants

Seventy-eight women from around the Middle East and Africa arrived in California’s Silicon Valley recently, where they will spend the next month working side-by-side with their American counterparts in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.