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U.S. refugee resettlement resumes with tighter screening

After a four-month lull to improve background checks, the United States is once again admitting refugees. No country admits more of the world's refugees.
Woman in safety suit spraying inside of a house (© Jessica Scranton/AIRS)

U.S. broadens effort to combat malaria in Africa

The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative will expand its malaria prevention programs into four new countries in West and Central Africa.
Man walking with bag of dates (Alaa Badarneh for USAID)

With water projects in West Bank and Gaza, U.S. cultivates hope

The U.S. is connecting Palestinians to water treatment systems that keep people safe and promote jobs. The possibility for peace is growing in the process.
Men lowering furniture from a balcony (© AP Images)

USAID works alongside Mexican teams to rescue, rebuild

U.S. disaster relief teams partner with their counterparts in Mexico to search for earthquake survivors and provide humanitarian relief.
Farmers picking coffee beans (Greg Kahn for USAID)

Latin American farmers team up with U.S. coffee firms [video]

Big U.S. coffee companies need coffee beans, and small coffee farmers around the world need a sustainable market. See how partnerships are helping both.
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U.S. helps hospitals in Guinea regain people’s trust after Ebola

The Ebola outbreak shattered Guineans' trust in hospitals and emptied the maternity ward in one town. Now it's full again, thanks in part to USAID help.
Mark Green shaking hands with man holding soccer ball (U.S. Navy)

7 facts you should know about USAID’s new leader

Meet the new USAID administrator who volunteered in Kenya, was ambassador to Tanzania, and has family in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.
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Repairing a historic palace in Nepal

The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has awarded a grant to help repair the Gaddi Baithak building in Nepal and ensure it can resist earthquakes.
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U.S. dollars boost response to refugee crisis in Syria

The U.S. has supplied nearly $5.6 billion for humanitarian efforts in support of Syrian refugees in the form of food and medical care.