Disaster Relief

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.
Man viewing flooded road in village (© Erfan Keshvari/ISNA/AP Images)

U.S. ‘ready to assist’ Iranian flood victims

The regime blames outside entities when, in fact, it is their mismanagement that has led to this disaster, Secretary of State Pompeo says.
Aerial view of houses flooded by a cyclone (© Adrien Barbier/AFP/Getty Images)

5 ways the U.S. is responding to Cyclone Idai

Learn how the U.S. is helping Mozambique recover from Tropical Cyclone Idai ,  the worst natural disaster to hit southern Africa in two decades.
People looking at a propeller plane (© Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. donates lifesaving aircraft to Honduras

The Honduran Air Force now uses U.S.-built aircraft for rescue missions, humanitarian assistance and efforts to disrupt narcotrafficking.
Military men in a speedboat (Luis Valladares/U.S. Embassy Guatemala)

U.S. promotes security with Central American partners

Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Central America recently to highlight U.S. security partnerships in the region.
Woman picking a teddy bear out of a pile of debris (© Erik de Castro/Reuters)

When typhoons strike the Philippines, U.S. aid follows

When typhoons strike the Philippines, the U.S. ally knows it can count on generous U.S. assistance. But America helps in nonemergencies too.
Disaster response personnel lifting boy out from rubble (Chief Chris Schaff/Fairfax County Fire and Rescue/USAID)

U.S. rescuers stand ready to find earthquake survivors

When earthquakes strike and countries seek help rescuing survivors, USAID knows who to call: urban search and rescue teams in Virginia and California.