Disaster Relief

Two masked women holding each other, others around them (© Mohammed Zaatari/AP Images)

U.S. aids Lebanese people after deadly explosion

The U.S. sent food and medical supplies to Lebanon following a deadly explosion. Find out how the U.S. is helping the Lebanese people during this crisis.
Compilation photo with poster featuring 'American Red Cross' (© FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) and profile portrait of Clara Barton (© AP Images)

The American Red Cross helps those who suffer

When Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881, it helped Americans recover from natural disasters. Learn how its mission expanded — to the world.
Graphic depicting hands touching ASEAN flag and coronavirus image crossed out (State Dept.)

U.S. stands with ASEAN to control the new coronavirus

Learn how the United States is providing millions of dollars in donations and emergency health assistance to its allies in Southeast Asia.
Graphic of people by truck with U.S. flag delivering aid packages (Images: © Shutterstock | Graphic: State Dept.)

Hundreds of millions in U.S. foreign aid to combat COVID-19

The U.S. is the world's leader in humanitarian assistance. See how U.S. funding is strengthening countries' responses to the new coronavirus.
Young girl chasing locusts away from field by waving shawl (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

Taking on a billion locusts in the Greater Horn of Africa

Learn how the United States is helping several African countries control billions of locusts that are threatening crops and communities.
Fishing boat on water in front of erupting volcano (© Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)

U.S. sends support to Philippines after volcano eruption

USAID has snapped into action to support the Philippines in the wake of the eruption of a volcano that's displaced more than 100,000 people.
Aircraft dropping red substance on fire (© Noah Berger/AP Images)

U.S. sends firefighters to Australia to help fight blazes

The United States is sending firefighters and wildfire specialists to Australia to help fight the fires that have already consumed millions of hectares.
Service members in formation (U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Corporal Christian Ayers)

In photos: Historic U.S.-India Tiger Triumph military exercise

The U.S. and Indian militaries joined forces for the first tri-service training exercise off the coast of India to practice amphibious exercises.
Man smiling in front of screen with projected images (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Diplomat honored as Katrina hero

Robert "Bob" L. Hopkins, the third honoree of the Heroes of Diplomacy series, doesn't consider himself a hero. Those whose lives he saved beg to differ.