Somalia schoolchildren sitting in a group (© Ismail Taxta/UNICEF-Somalia)

Somalia’s next generation of storytellers

Somalia has long been known for its poets and storytellers. Learn about a U.S.-backed program using oral traditions to help strengthen literacy there.
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Mapping Niger to deliver malaria medicines

A U.S.-backed program is helping to get malaria medicine delivered in Niger by making sure maps accurately show the location of health facilities.
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PEPFAR gives hope … and health [video]

The U.S. global AIDS relief initiative PEPFAR has helped millions of people since it was created in 2003. Meet one of them.
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Boosting energy security in the Indo-Pacific

The U.S. works with Indo-Pacific nations through private- and public-sector partnerships on energy projects in the region.
Woman harvesting corn (Ana Christina Chaclán/Buena Milpa Project)

How the U.S. increases food security by helping female farmers

A U.S. government initiative continues to help countries increase agricultural production and nutrition, one community at a time.
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Affiong Williams’ ReelFruit: Creating jobs along with healthy snacks

Learn how a Nigerian woman is creating jobs through a U.S.-backed program that helped her grow her dried fruit-and-nut business.
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4 ways the U.S. is saving lives inside Venezuela

Find out how the U.S. is working to ensure that ordinary Venezuelans have access to clean water, food, health care and other lifesaving services.
Illustration of figure burdened with large bag of money next to quote on cost of Chinese loans (State Dept./D. Thompson)

The true costs of Chinese loans

Countries are waking up to the true cost of too-easy credit from China and the consequences of owing more than they can pay.

U.S. to give additional $119 million for Venezuela’s crisis

New U.S. assistance will go toward alleviating the Venezuelan people's humanitarian crisis and to bolster democratic governance in the country.