humanitarian assistance

8 headshots of people in circles (State Dept.)

How 8 U.S. diplomats fought the 2014 Ebola epidemic

The U.S. Department of State honors eight U.S. diplomats who worked tirelessly to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa in 2014-2015.
People holding signs with flags in front of boxes and an airplane (U.S. Government)

U.S. sends COVID-19 vaccines worldwide [rolling updates]

The United States is donating billions in COVID-19 vaccine doses, funding for COVAX and medical supplies to countries all over the world.
People waiting in line on street (© Ramon Espinosa/AP Images)

The American people are helping Cubans in crisis

The U.S. embargo against Cuba still allows nongovernmental organizations, private citizens and religious groups to send aid to Cuba.
Joe Biden sitting facing screen showing virtual summit participants (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

U.S. sends COVID-19 vaccines worldwide [September 2021]

The United States is donating billions in COVID-19 vaccine doses, funding for COVAX and medical supplies to countries all over the world.
Gloved hands holding up vials of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (© Binsar Bakkara/AP Images)

U.S. sends COVID-19 vaccines worldwide [August 2021]

The United States is donating billions in COVID-19 vaccine doses, funding for COVAX and medical supplies to countries all over the world.
Men rushing earthquake victim on stretcher to Coast Guard helicopter (U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa-Rodriguez)

U.S. airlifts Haitians to safety after earthquake

The U.S. has provided search and rescue support and other humanitarian aid to Haiti following a devastating earthquake August 14.
Man unloading pallet of boxes (© Tiksa Negeri/Reuters)

U.S. vaccine donations top 110 million doses

The U.S. has donated more than 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to countries all over the world, with many more doses shipping soon.
Officials posing with COVID-19 vaccine boxes on tarmac (U.S. Government)

U.S. delivery boosts COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Laos

A U.S. donation of more than 1 million vaccines is helping Laos fight COVID-19. Learn more about America's global vaccination effort.
Man throwing bottle of clear liquid while standing in collapsed home (© Julie Jacobson/AP Images)

Heroes of U.S. Diplomacy: When Haiti’s earthquake struck

Four U.S. diplomats placed themselves in danger and worked long hours to assist Haitians and U.S. citizens in the wake of Haiti's 2010 earthquake.