Humanitarian Assistance

Woman in mask receiving vaccination (© Thanassis Stavrakis/AP Images)

U.S. supports global COVID-19 response efforts

The United States is working with the international community to expand the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world.
Woman in mask receiving vaccination (© Thanassis Stavrakis/AP Images)

The U.S. fights coronavirus worldwide [rolling updates]

See the many ways that the U.S. government, businesses and private citizens are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.
Aerial view of village and sea (© Tomacrosse/Shutterstock)

U.S. ships COVID-19 vaccines to Pacific island nations

The United States is providing the Pacific Island nations of Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia with COVID-19 vaccines.
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Celebrating 20 years of refugee assistance [video]

Through the Julia Taft Fund, the U.S. Department of State has awarded nearly 800 grants to countries around the world to help refugees.
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USAID helps hurricane survivors in Central and South America

After Hurricanes Eta and Iota swept through Central and South America, USAID jumped into action to provide relief supplies and other emergency aid.
Illustration of helicopter dropping aid onto map of Africa (State Dept./D. Thompson)

U.S. helps people and economies of Africa recover from COVID-19

The United States continues to help African nations fight COVID-19 while also helping their economies recover from the pandemic.
Two smiling boys at table with food in room full of other sitting kids (Alison Harding/USAID)

Nobel Prize shines light on U.N. work to end hunger

Learn more about the United Nations' World Food Programme, which won the prestigious 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its worldwide efforts to fight hunger.
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Global humanitarian aid has never been more important [video]

More than 168 million people need humanitarian assistance and protection. Together, we can ensure the most vulnerable people receive the aid they need.
Children sleeping under blankets outdoors (© Felipe Dana/AP Images)

Top humanitarian donors come together to face global challenges

The world's top donors of humanitarian aid came together on the sidelines of the United Nations to address the growing needs of people around the world.