Mountains surrounding historic building with towers and walls (© DeAgostini/Getty Images)

Preserving Albania’s centuries-old sites

A recent earthquake damaged three of Albania's most famous historic sites. Learn how a U.S. government program is helping to restore these treasured spots.
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.
Female refugee and her child wrapped in blankets walking on beach (© AP Images)

U.S. will meet 2016 Syrian refugee goal

The Obama administration is on track to meet its goal, set in September 2015, of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States.
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U.S. helps rebuild Iraq’s infrastructure [video]

The U.S. continues to help the people of Iraq as Iran plunders its neighbor's natural resources, causing disease, power outages and high unemployment.
Woman standing by USAID sign holding baby (© Christine Armario/AP Images)

U.S. aid will help feed Venezuelans

The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has led to a shortage of food and medical supplies, causing millions of people to go hungry and flee their homes.
Smiling woman standing in field of maize (USAID)

U.S. and India partner to fight poverty in Asia, Africa

The United States and India are partnering to help farmers in Africa protect crop yields and to improve health outcomes in countries in Asia.
Men unloading large bottles of water from truck (© The Coca-Cola Company)

U.S. private sector helps ASEAN fight COVID-19

American companies are invested in helping ASEAN member states fight COVID-19 through donations of money and medical supplies.

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...
Ahmad Ashkar leaning on a table, with Falafel Inc. logo painted on the wall behind him (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Selling falafel, helping refugees

Ahmad Ashkar sells falafel. He makes money and feeds refugees at the same time. It's a new business model, and it's working.