Humanitarian Assistance

Large ship sitting at port at sunrise (© Apu Gomes/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Our daily update offers new photos, articles and tweets showing the U.S. commitment in the global fight against COVID-19.
Two women walking in front of closed shops in Iran (© Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Iran’s regime refuses virus aid, slighting its people

Iran's regime blames outsiders for medical shortages despite offers of aid. Learn more about the regime's disinformation during the coronavirus outbreak.
Graphic of people by truck with U.S. flag delivering aid packages (Images: © Shutterstock | Graphic: State Dept.)

Hundreds of millions in U.S. foreign aid to combat COVID-19

The U.S. is the world's leader in humanitarian assistance. See how U.S. funding is strengthening countries' responses to the new coronavirus.
A police officer and pedestrians wearing masks on a street (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

Iran faulted for regime’s coronavirus response

Iran's regime is downplaying the nation's coronavirus outbreak. See how the regime's botched response is allowing the disease to spread.
Child being given shot in arm (PAHO/WHO/Sabina Rodriguez)

Measles in Venezuela under control, thanks to international aid

The Pan American Health Organization reports a 91 percent decrease in confirmed measles cases in Venezuela between 2018 and 2019, thanks to foreign aid.
'Fatima' holding her daughter in a field (© Lutheran World Federation)

Refugees in Chad learn new farming techniques

When resettled refugees have to learn the landscape of their new home, overcoming farming challenges can be tough. This program has a solution.
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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.
Fishing boat on water in front of erupting volcano (© Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)

U.S. sends support to Philippines after volcano eruption

USAID has snapped into action to support the Philippines in the wake of the eruption of a volcano that's displaced more than 100,000 people.
Juan Guaidó standing outside, at lectern (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

What has Juan Guaidó done for Venezuela?

Since being elected interim president of Venezuela a year ago, Juan Guaidó has rallied international support to address his country's humanitarian crisis.