Emergency Preparedness

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.
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.
People watching a group of TV screens (D.A. Peterson/State Dept.)

‘Outbreak’ exhibition connects world in fight against disease

A new exhibition, "Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World," shows the connection between human, animal and environmental health.
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.
People carrying bag away from boat in shallow water (© Chuck Biggar/Alamy)

Pompeo outlines Indo-Pacific security initiatives

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced $300 million in new funding for security initiatives in the Indo-Pacific region.
Close-up of virus (© BSIP SA/Alamy)

Epidemic training helps contain Nipah outbreak

Learn how the U.S. works closely with India to help fight epidemic threats, containing a recent outbreak of Nipah, a virus that has no cure or vaccine.
Ships on watervideo

Indo-Pacific nations partner to keep the peace with naval exercise

The United States is bringing together the nations of the Indo-Pacific for the largest international naval exercise in the world. Working together, the 26 nations will practice disaster relief, anti-piracy and countering aggression.
Rocket ship taking off (© SpaceX)

3, 2, 1: Bangladesh is taking off

The launch of Bangladesh's first communications satellite is helping the South Asian country reach new heights of prosperity.