Humanitarian Assistance

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U.S. helps counter COVID-19 outbreaks in Middle East and North Africa

The United States is giving tens of millions to help nations in the Middle East fight COVID-19. See how the U.S. is assisting people in war-torn Syria.
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U.S. is the world’s largest donor to global public health

America leads the world in foreign aid for public health. Learn how it is holding an international organization that distributes that funding accountable.
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U.S. works with NATO to respond to COVID-19

U.S. and NATO allies are teaming up against COVID-19. See how the defensive alliance is turning military power to civilian assistance.
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U.S. increases global COVID-19 aid

The United States is adding to its donations to fight COVID-19 worldwide. See how America's aid helps stop virus outbreaks around the world.
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Iranian academics blame regime for COVID-19 ‘disaster’

Iranian academics say the regime allowed COVID-19 to become a "national disaster." Learn about the regime failures that allowed the disease to spread.
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U.S. stands with ASEAN to control the new coronavirus

Learn how the United States is providing millions of dollars in donations and emergency health assistance to its allies in Southeast Asia.
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U.S. companies helped China in its time of need

When the Chinese people faced the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. businesses came to their aid by donating millions in cash, supplies and expertise.
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.
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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.