Emergency Preparedness

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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.
Soldier with mask directing traffic (U.S. Army National Guard/Specialist Michael Schwenk)

America’s ‘citizen soldiers’ aid coronavirus fight

The National Guard is helping states respond to the deadly new coronavirus. Learn the many ways Guard troops are protecting Americans during the outbreak.
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What is the CDC’s role during the coronavirus crisis?

Learn what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does to help keep people healthy around the world, especially in light of a new coronavirus.
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U.S. company wins first-ever approval of Ebola vaccine

The European Commission has approved a U.S. company's first-ever Ebola vaccine, boosting efforts to fight the deadly virus.
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4 ways USAID is responding to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

The U.S. Agency for International Development is sending humanitarian aid as well as search and rescue teams to provide assistance to Bahamians in need.
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Partnership prepares Pacific nations for natural disasters

Technical experts from 11 countries led by the U.S. Navy will provide disaster response training and humanitarian aid during Pacific Partnership 2019.
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.