Disaster Relief

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.
Aerial view of flattened buildings and debris (© Scott Olson/Getty Images)

4 ways USAID is responding to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

The U.S. Agency for International Development is sending humanitarian aid as well as search and rescue teams to provide assistance to Bahamians in need.
Donald Trump and Shinzō Abe standing at lecterns (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Timeline of U.S.-Japan diplomatic history

For almost 70 years, Japan and the United States have been close allies, cooperating on many issues. Here's a timeline of the U.S.-Japan partnership.
John J. Sullivan (right) talking with Craig Faller (Jose Ruiz/U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs)

State Department official lauds U.S.-Caribbean preparation for disasters

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan says U.S.-Caribbean partnership builds resilience in the face of natural disasters and other challenges.