USAID

Young girl chasing locusts away from field by waving shawl (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

Taking on a billion locusts in the Greater Horn of Africa

Learn how the United States is helping several African countries control billions of locusts that are threatening crops and communities.
Smiling woman standing with arms folded in open-sided building (Bobby Neptune/USAID)

A place to trade in Kenya

With help from the U.S. Agency for International Development, women are connecting to growing markets in drought-prone northern Kenya. Meet one of them.
Afërdita Bytyqi sitting in chair, with words and emblem in background (USAID/Sebastian Lindstrom)

A Kosovo judge’s quest for more effective courts

Learn how the U.S. government has worked alongside the citizens of Kosovo to help strengthen the country’s justice system.
Two people putting paper ballots into ballot boxes (© Efrem Lukatsky/AP Images)

3 ways USAID promotes free, fair elections around the world

Learn how USAID helped lay the groundwork for transparent, peaceful and inclusive electoral processes in Ukraine, Mauritania and the Maldives.
Bishop Bernard Kabamba sitting and talking (USAID/OFDA/Emily Rasinski)

How USAID helped contain the 1st Ebola case in Goma

Find out how USAID and World Vision helped ensure the Ebola virus did not spread when the first case was confirmed in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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.
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.
Person holding out shaped pot (Dave Cooper/USAID)

Connecting Peruvian artists to the world

Learn about a U.S.-backed program that helps former coca farmers find legitimate work like pottery and connects them with producer associations.
Man talking to men and women in a field (USDA Foreign Agricultural Service)

Satellites protect farms in the U.S. and Panama

Storms or drought can cost Panamanian rice farmers a season's work. See how the U.S. is helping Panama to use satellite data to protect its farmers.