Humanitarian Assistance

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The unsung, heroic U.S. diplomats of World War I

Learn about the heroes of the State Department who risked their lives to establish diplomacy during World War I — and how their legacy lives on.
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4 ways the U.S. is saving lives inside Venezuela

Find out how the U.S. is working to ensure that ordinary Venezuelans have access to clean water, food, health care and other lifesaving services.

U.S. to give additional $119 million for Venezuela’s crisis

New U.S. assistance will go toward alleviating the Venezuelan people's humanitarian crisis and to bolster democratic governance in the country.
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Helping children who flee Venezuela to stay in school

Nicolás Maduro has created a crisis that, by keeping Venezuelan children from school, is threatening to create a lost generation.
Mark Green, John J. Sullivan and Ivanka Trump standing in front of mural (State Dept.)

U.S. gives $120 million in new aid for Venezuelans

New U.S. funds will provide emergency food and health assistance to vulnerable Venezuelans in Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, and throughout the region.
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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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A USNS Comfort mission by the numbers

The USNS Comfort left Panama after providing medical, dental, and eye-related treatment and care to 6,691 patients, some of them Venezuelan.
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U.S. tightens sanctions on Maduro, citing his ‘usurpation of power’

The Trump administration's latest sanctions bar business with the former Maduro regime while providing safeguards for humanitarian aid to Venezuela.
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Dispelling myths about U.S. sanctions on Iran [video]

Learn the truth about U.S. sanctions on the Iranian regime. Food, medicine, and humanitarian aid do not fall under U.S. sanctions.