Development Assistance

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U.S. funding of global health strengthens COVID-19 fight

U.S. funding of efforts to deploy vaccines for infectious diseases will help ensure numerous countries can access an eventual COVID-19 vaccine.
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The Charter of the United Nations turns 75

The U.N. charter laid out the principles that guide the United Nations. Learn how this document was shaped, and why it helps ensure the U.N.'s success.
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U.S. partners support Venezuelan refugees and their host countries

Across South America, the State Department and USAID fund charity groups to help displaced Venezuelans find employment in their host countries.
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U.S. scientists work to stave off desertification

U.S. scientists are developing new approaches to reduce desertification and in some cases return harmed land to its earlier fertile condition.
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Agricultural biotech makes farms more productive

Learn how using genetically modified crops increases farmers' production and profits while reducing the need for pesticides.
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U.S. sends coronavirus aid to Central and South America

The U.S. government has supplied funding, medical infrastructure and know-how to help allies in Central and South America tackle COVID-19.
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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.
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Eliminating economic barriers for women grows economies

More than 12 million women have been helped by the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. That number is expected to grow.
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Linking Ghanaian villagers with global consumers

Learn about a U.S.-backed program that connects women from 21 African countries to markets in the U.S., the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.