disaster relief

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Making room for peace in the Middle East

Jason Greenblatt, assistant to the president and special representative for international negotiations, recently identified “an opportunity for peace at hand” in the Middle East. Find out what he means.
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Sister cities boost global understanding [video]

What do Karachi, Pakistan, and Houston have in common? They are sister cities — a partnership for people in different countries to share with and learn about one another. Watch this video to learn about it.
Ken Isaacs standing in front of white pillar (D.A. Peterson/State Dept.)

Hands-on humanitarian Ken Isaacs delivers aid worldwide

For two decades, Ken Isaacs was a well driller. A month volunteering in Africa led him to a career switch to a charity delivering humanitarian aid worldwide. Now he is the U.S. choice to lead the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration.
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.
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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.