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United States leads world in humanitarian aid [infographic]

When wars, earthquakes, famine and other disasters strike and leave millions suffering, the United States is always the most generous country to respond with help.

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.
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.

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...

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.
Eastern façade of the Wazir Khan Chowk (Aga Khan Cultural Service)

An iconic Pakistani mosque’s plaza is public once more

When the public square of the Wazir Khan Mosque — a symbol of Pakistan's cultural heritage — needed restoration, a U.S.-funded program came to the rescue.