extreme weather

Woman holding packages of food (Courtesy of World Central Kitchen/WCK.org)

They rush into any crisis … and cook

World Central Kitchen has been feeding people in crisis since 2010. Learn about the work the nonprofit does in Ukraine and beyond.
Farmer's hand harvesting grapes using knife (USAID)

Helping to improve food security in Afghanistan

Learn about a USAID program that helps farmers across Afghanistan double their harvests by providing training and resources.
Dramatic sunset over dry, cracked earth (© Ivan Soto Cobos/Shutterstock.com)

How climate change affects the food crisis

This installment in a series looks at how climate change is among factors driving the current global food crisis.
Monica Medina speaking at lectern (State Dept.)

Making the world’s case for water and biodiversity

Monica Medina is the first U.S. special envoy for biodiversity and water resources. She will champion nature protection measures abroad.
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.
Two people in U.S. Coast Guard uniforms flanking man in short-sleeved patterned shirt (U.S. Coast Guard)

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.
Man pointing while standing near water generating panel with group of people in military uniforms (U.S. Air Force/David Ford)

Climate planning keeps U.S. military mission-ready

From exercises to shoring up infrastructure to be climate resilient, learn how the U.S. military is preparing for climate change.
Pakistani families receiving bags of food at outdoor distribution site (WFP)

How the U.S. is helping Pakistan overcome severe floods

Learn about continued U.S. assistance to Pakistan, which is recovering from recent devastating floods and landslides.
Man and youth in floodwaters at opposite sides of floating satellite dish with children sitting on top (© Fida Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. assists Pakistan during severe floods

The United States is providing food and shelter assistance to Pakistan, where torrential rains have caused severe flooding.