Five years ago: Devastation in Haiti. Today: Long-term development.

When Haiti was hit by a catastrophic 7.0-magnitude earthquake on January 12, 2010, the country was already considered the poorest country in the Western...
Man holding up child on rocky beach (© Tom Stoddart/Getty Images/Courtesy of Annenberg Space for Photography)

Refugee: Faces of the displaced

Nearly 60 million people have been displaced from their homes and sought refuge. In this photo presentation, we take a close look at some of them.

The facts: U.S. aid for Nepal’s earthquake

Three weeks after Nepal's devastating earthquake, the United States has contributed more than $27 million, including food and shelter supplies.

U.S. responds to Nepal’s need

U.S. commitment to Nepal earthquake relief is up to nearly $26 million, providing emergency shelter, medical supplies, safe drinking water and sanitation.
Three girls wearing headscarves (Courtesy of Corinna Robbins/Mercy Corps)

Meet 5 U.S.-based groups helping displaced Syrians

Aid for Syrian refugees doesn't just come from the government. These organizations are providing food, medical care, educational tools and hope.

Search and rescue teams rush to help Nepal

The U.S. joins the United Nations, other countries and international groups working on disaster relief in coordination with the government of Nepal.
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.

Violence in Iraq means millions need help

The campaign of terror by Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) in Iraq has displaced more than 2.8 million people, causing a humanitarian emergency.
Colorful but damaged building (© AP Images)

One year later: Nepali earthquake recovery moves forward [video]

Rebuilding after a natural disaster can take years — but innovation is pointing the way forward in Nepal 12 months after a huge earthquake.