Woman walking down a flooded village street (© Jes Aznar/Getty Images)

U.S. assists flood victims after Laos dam collapse

The U.S. is working with the United Nations Children's Fund in Laos to provide flood victims in Attapeu Province with access to clean water and basic hygiene supplies.
Illustration of person shouldering large red bag (State Dept./D. Thompson)

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.
Women in white coats in front of bakery display cases (UNDP)

International efforts empower displaced Iraqis

In times of need, the international community provides assistance to displaced people for them to rebuild and maintain a sustainable living.
Small village house at night (© Marc Anderson/Alamy Stock Photo)

Investing in Indo-Pacific nations large and small

The United States is joining other countries to boost public-private investment in the Indo-Pacific region. First stop, Papua New Guinea.
Sunset over boats (© David Wall/Alamy)

U.S.-Mekong partnership reaches milestone [infographic]

Learn how the Lower Mekong Initiative, a multinational partnership among the U.S. and five countries, has improved lives over the past decade.
Children sleeping under blankets outdoors (© Felipe Dana/AP Images)

Top humanitarian donors come together to face global challenges

The world's top donors of humanitarian aid came together on the sidelines of the United Nations to address the growing needs of people around the world.
Mother holding her newborn baby's hand (The Maternal and Child Survival Program/Karen Kasmauski)

How USAID helps mothers around the world

USAID is providing $130 million to develop an initiative that will support maternal and child health care around the world.
Two women looking at tablets (USAID)

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.
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...