disaster relief

Soldier climbing on a rope bridge over a body of water (Nathan H. Barbour/USAF)

U.S., China prepare together to respond to disasters

The United States and China wrapped up a week of live rescue simulations and academic discussions to promote disaster response skills.
Man watching drone fly (© AP Images)

President Trump opens American skies to innovative drones

Businesses will soon be able to safely test novel unmanned aerial systems — drones — as part of a new policy from the Trump administration.
Puerto Rico flag flying atop a damaged building (Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images)

Hurricane Maria in pictures

Hurricane Maria recently pummeled Puerto Rico and its Caribbean neighbors. These images capture the destruction and ongoing relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush standing in the Oval Office (© AP Images)

Former presidents help in times of disaster

When a disaster like Hurricane Harvey or Irma strikes, former U.S. presidents often step up to galvanize public support for those left homeless.
Men lowering furniture from a balcony (© AP Images)

USAID works alongside Mexican teams to rescue, rebuild

U.S. disaster relief teams partner with their counterparts in Mexico to search for earthquake survivors and provide humanitarian relief.
Destroyed palm trees and houses (© Helene Valenzuela/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. aids hurricane-battered countries across Caribbean

Even while meeting the needs of hurricane victims on its own shores, the U.S. is sending experts and vital supplies to Caribbean countries.
Rescue workers searching for survivors in rubble of an earthquake (© Rafael S. Fabres/Getty Images)

U.S. offers support to Mexicans after earthquake

President Trump, the first lady and members of the administration offered support and condolences after a powerful earthquake struck Mexico City.
Man standing on street lined with hurricane debris from houses (Nechama — Jewish Response to Disaster)

Faith-based charities, lending a helping hand

All denominations turn out to help people in times of disaster, like in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the U.S.
President Trump surveying hurricane damage with group of people (© Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma in pictures

This photo gallery shows the destruction brought by Hurricane Irma, which battered Florida in early September, and relief efforts to help victims.