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Two women with a bag of flour in a grocery store (© Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP Images)

Blinken rallies countries to address world food crisis

The United States is increasing its support for nations that need food and encouraging others to bolster food and humanitarian aid.
Person using keyboard with Braille panel (© Shutterstock.com)

California university’s ‘Cave’ inspired blind students

Blind students studying at a California university in the late 1980s found a place that encouraged them to innovate: "The Cave."
Man smiling (Courtesy of Andriy)

Voices of Ukraine: Andriy

Meet Andriy of Crimea, who demonstrated in favor of Ukraine’s sovereignty in 2014 and was imprisoned by Russian forces for his actions.
Woman and man sitting behind table full of vegetables (USAID)

U.S. to tackle food insecurity during U.N. events

Armed conflict, climate crises and supply chain delays are among main causes of food insecurity. Learn more about U.S. food relief efforts.
Mutale Kapekele sitting, speaking into microphone (Courtesy of WEAC/U.S. Embassy Zambia)

Zambian women build sustainable businesses

Zambian women are expanding businesses with support from U.S. programs, providing energy, food and education to their communities.
Joe Biden speaking at NATO lectern with U.S. and NATO flags at his sides (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Biden, NATO allies pledge billions in new Ukraine aid

During his first trip to Europe since Russia invaded Ukraine, President Biden unveiled actions to hold Putin accountable for war atrocities.
Barbara Woodward, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, James Cleverly and Antony Blinken sitting (© Richard Drew/AP Images)

Blinken warns of Russia’s threat to Ukraine in U.N. speech

Secretary Blinken says the stakes in Ukraine go beyond its borders. Russia’s continued threats challenge the founding principles of the U.N.
Statue of Taras Shevchenko next to trees (Library of Congress/Carol M. Highsmith)

Americans honor Ukrainian poet Shevchenko

U.S. cities that honor Taras Shevchenko include Cleveland, Detroit, New York and Washington. Learn how they pay tribute to this poet and why.
Woman sitting on front stoop holding a framed picture (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Descendants of Holocaust survivors make an impact at State Department

January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Hear from some descendants of Holocaust survivors who are State Department employees.