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Hundreds of millions in U.S. foreign aid to combat COVID-19

The U.S. is the world's leader in humanitarian assistance. See how U.S. funding is strengthening countries' responses to the new coronavirus.

Ten years after one of the world’s deadliest tsunamis, are we...

The entire planet vibrated on December 26, 2004, as an earthquake erupted in the Indian Ocean. The destruction — 1.6 million people displaced, another...
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Can a Beyoncé song change the world?

Can a song change the world? A group of Iraqis in Baghdad thinks so, and proves it with acts of kindness. On World Humanitarian Day...

The U.S. stands with Nepal during this difficult time

The U.S. is working closely with the government of Nepal to provide assistance and support in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
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Countries are waking up to the cost of predatory loans

Some cheap infrastructure loans may sound like a good deal, but they can leave countries in a debt trap that costs too much.
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4 ways USAID is responding to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

The U.S. Agency for International Development is sending humanitarian aid as well as search and rescue teams to provide assistance to Bahamians in need.
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5 ways the U.S. supports literacy around the world

Find out how the U.S. is helping to build a literate world where everyone has an equal chance to succeed in life and work.
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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.

Governments, relief groups and businesses responding to Nepal earthquake needs

The U.S. government raised its contribution to Nepal's earthquake relief efforts to over $61 million. More is needed. Learn how you can help.