USAID heavy-duty plastic sheeting arrived in Surigao City in the Philippines on Dec. 21 to…

The eyes of the world have been on Afghanistan since late August 2021, when the government of Afghanistan collapsed after an extensive and rapid military advance by the Taliban. Despite logistical and safety challenges on the ground, the U.S. government’s support for the Afghan people remains strong, and USAID’s partners in the country continue their tireless work providing lifesaving assistance.

The conflict in Afghanistan continues to have a devastating impact on women and children. The…

In Afghanistan, winter weather is driving millions of people deeper into crisis. Here’s how we’re helping families prepare.

As winter approaches, humanitarian needs in Afghanistan have tripled, and will continue to rise as…

Three powerful cyclones — Idai, Kenneth, and Eloisestruck Mozambique between 2019 and 2021, leaving hundreds of thousands of people displaced and devastating crops and livelihoods. We recently checked in with several communities on the road to recovery.

USAID Regional Advisor John Grabowski assesses the construction of durable shelters in Manica Province, at…

When U.S. Army General Jonathan Wainwright discharged his troops following the end of World War II, he encouraged them to “start being a leader as soon as you put on your civilian clothes.” Seeking a sense of purpose and mission is a common desire for military veterans when they leave the service. It’s not a surprise that many have found their way to USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance.

Left to Right: Cate Klepacki, Felicia Long, Fritz Little, Mara Langevin and David Bopp. All…

USAID Assistant to the Administrator Sarah Charles recently returned from Ethiopia, where a conflict that broke out one year ago in the Tigray region continues to expand throughout northern Ethiopia. She shares five things you should know about what is now one of the most dire humanitarian crises in the world.

A woman stands with her children amidst the rubbles of her house that was damaged…

Honoring humanitarians who deliver aid despite increasing needs and threats

Used once and then discarded, 40% of the world’s plastic waste comes from packaging. In light of this fact, many in the humanitarian community are taking a hard look at their own use of packaging and the waste it creates. On World Environment Day, learn how USAID and other humanitarian organizations are working together to create sustainable change.

The scale of waste produced by humanitarian operations across the world requires concerted, collaborative action…

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