emergency preparedness

Woman holding baby and hugging woman in FEMA jacket as two other women stand by in damaged neighborhood FEMA/Jocelyn Augustino)

Helping people before, during and after natural disasters

Learn about the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and its role in responding in times of emergencies and natural disasters.
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U.S. steps up climate investments in Pacific islands

The U.S. is strengthening relationships with long-standing Pacific island partners, including through new climate measures.
Five men breaking up farmland with hand tools (USAID/Micah Clemens)

U.S. helps developing countries to help themselves

Learn how the United States' foreign aid mission promotes U.S. values while supporting partner countries' paths to self-sufficiency.
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Hurricane forecasts in the Caribbean can save lives

Learn how NOAA and USAID help Caribbean countries prepare for and protect themselves against hurricanes and tropical storms.
People waiting in line seen through a COVID-19 vaccine sign (© Altaf Qadri/AP Images)

U.S. rushes to aid India amid dire COVID-19 outbreak

The U.S. is providing emergency aid to India, from ventilators and oxygen to rapid testing kits, to fight India's surge in COVID-19 cases.
Formation of people in military uniforms standing by wall with Yudh Abhyas banner (U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Joseph Tolliver)

U.S. and India stand ready to aid and defend

India and the U.S. participated in the joint training exercise Yudh Abhyas in India. Learn how the countries are securing the Indo-Pacific region.
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New satellite tech speeds response during natural disasters

A U.S. company, Hypergiant Industries, has created a new communications platform that helps governments quickly respond to natural disasters.
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Alumni of U.S. leadership programs give back on COVID-19

These State Department program alumni are giving back to their communities in different ways during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Here’s how the coronavirus could change supply chains

The novel coronavirus is making business owners rethink logistics. The pandemic drives home the need for changes in supply chains.