Disaster Relief

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Clearing mines and rebuilding lives after conflict

The U.S. and international partners are clearing land mines from post-conflict countries and supporting land mine survivors. Learn more about these efforts.
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American Red Cross: Volunteers helping those in need

In a year marked by natural disasters and a global pandemic, the American Red Cross has seen a surge in volunteers who want to save lives.
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USAID helps hurricane survivors in Central and South America

After Hurricanes Eta and Iota swept through Central and South America, USAID jumped into action to provide relief supplies and other emergency aid.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.