disaster relief

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.
Girls in shantytown walking over precarious bridge over creek (© Altaf Qadri/AP Images)

U.S. leads global effort to help Rohingya refugees

The refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, survived the first monsoon season thanks to the tireless work of global engineering and construction teams.
Forklift unloading cargo plane (USAID)

U.S. delivers disaster assistance to Indonesia [video]

Learn how the U.S. is supporting the people of Indonesia in response to the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated the island of Sulawesi.
Two people wearing camouflage carrying woman as other uniformed people stand near military planes (U.S. Air Force/Master Sgt. JT May III)

U.S. sends more disaster aid to Indonesia

The U.S. provides $3 million in additional assistance to support the disaster response in Indonesia, bringing total U.S. assistance to nearly $11 million.
Destruction left behind by natural disaster (© Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

U.S. provides disaster relief to Indonesia

When earthquakes and other natural disasters strike, the United States lends a hand to its friends around the world. Today, the U.S. is assisting Indonesia.