Group of girls posing with DREAMS sign (© Sauti)

Working toward an AIDS-free future for girls in Africa

Girls and young women account for 74 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The DREAMS initiative is reducing that number.
Large white ship with red crosses painted on it (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom)

U.S. hospital ship provides hope in the Americas

The United States sent the USNS Comfort, a Navy hospital ship, to Central and South America to help with the refugee crisis coming out of Venezuela.
People laying offerings at base of statue (© Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. remembers the Ukrainian victims of the Holodomor

The Holodomor was a man-made famine implemented by Josef Stalin in an attempt to crush the Ukrainian people and nation in 1932–1933.
Girls in shantytown walking over precarious bridge over creek (© Altaf Qadri/AP Images)

U.S. leads global effort to help Rohingya refugees

The refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, survived the first monsoon season thanks to the tireless work of global engineering and construction teams.
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For 15 years, PEPFAR has given hope … and health [video]

The U.S. global AIDS relief initiative has helped millions of people since it was created 15 years ago. Meet one of them.
Large weapon being fired behind soldier at night in glare of red light (U.S. Marine Corps/Sergeant Matthew Callahan)

Military snapshots

Check out our regular feature presenting examples of the incredible photography coming out of the U.S. armed forces and their global missions.

U.S. marks 15 years of saving lives on World AIDS Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day. See the latest figures showing the millions of lives saved through the U.S. global AIDS relief initiative called PEPFAR.
Man on left standing in restaurant and man on right sitting in restaurant (State Dept./David A. Peterson)

Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal brings hope

Learn what a recent peace accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea means for two businessmen hailing from each country and now living in the Washington area.
Illustration of oil barrels (State Dept.)

U.S. hits Russian-Iranian oil network with sanctions

The latest U.S. sanctions show the consequences for anyone shipping oil to Syria, or trying to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran and its terrorist activities.