Illustration of three hazmat-suited figures carrying giant nuclear symbol (State Dept.)

Keeping weapons away from terrorists in Africa

From securing pathogens in research hospitals to eliminating small arms in conflict zones, the U.S. is helping African governments protect their people.
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.
Five children in a row holding books up to their faces (© Wavebreak Media Ltd./Alamy)

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.
Hands holding homework lit by Soccket (Courtesy Uncharted Play)

Soccer ball by day, reading light by night

Sometimes innovation is about making a simple connection. The Soccket connects 1.3 billion people's need for electricity and the popularity of soccer (or futbol) among children...

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.
Secretary Pompeo speaking (State Dept.)video

Secretary Pompeo’s message to the Venezuelan people [video]

Secretary Pompeo delivers a message of continued U.S. support for democracy and human rights in Venezuela.
Tomatoes on the vine (Hung Vo/USAID)

Greenhouses of hope

Learn how an Albanian farmer got a second chance after the fall of communism through a USAID grant that helped him and other farmers increase production.
Circle of hands holding red ribbons (© AP Images)

We’re closer than ever to ending HIV/AIDS this World AIDS Day

Latest U.S. government data show historic highs in HIV prevention and treatment as people around the globe celebrate World AIDS Day on December 1.
Aid workers unloading boxes of supplies from palettes (U.S. Embassy Bogotá)video

Working to deliver aid to Venezuela [video]

The first shipment of relief supplies from the United States for the people of Venezuela arrived in Cúcuta, Colombia. See more in this video.