Development & Humanitarian Aid

Investing in the Future: Protecting Refugee Children in the Middle East and North Africa

Children in the region confront horrors and hardships that almost defy belief. They have been blown apart by bombs at elementary schools, sold as sex slaves and forced to fight.

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First Ever Innovation Fair at the WTO on October 28 Will Showcase Cutting Edge Technologies

On October 28th, the first ever innovation fair at the WTO will showcase cutting edge technologies.

The public is invited to the first-ever Innovation Fair at the World Trade Organization headquarters which will take place in Geneva on October 28, 2014 from noon to 18:00.

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USAID’s Shah: The Digital Development Opportunity

A woman makes a phone call while selling watermelons at Kenya’s largest food market in Nairobi.

For our Agency, new technologies and partnerships have created unprecedented opportunities to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies.

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Professional Fellows Exchange Program Empowers Young Leaders

More than 200 emerging leaders from 45 countries and territories arrive in cities across the United States this month for the U.S. Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program, which culminates in Washington, D.C. with the Professional Fellows Congress, November 5-7.

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U.S. Delegation to the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan #Plenipot14

Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto will join the multiagency delegation led by Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda.

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U.S. Participation in the 29th Round of Geneva International Discussions on Georgia

The United States reaffirmed its commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders, and called on Russia to fulfill all of its commitments under the 2008 ceasefire agreement.

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The Scale, Complexity, and Urgency of Today’s Humanitarian Crises are Unprecedented


Statement by Assistant Secretary Anne Richard at the 2014 UNHCR ExCom Plenary.

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U.S. Pledges $83 million Additional Emergency Assistance for the People of South Sudan

Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard announced nearly $83 million in additional emergency assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda.

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Fact Sheet on the Syrian Crisis: U.S. Assistance and Support for the Transition

To help those affected by the crisis in Syria, the United States has contributed more than $2.9 billion in humanitarian assistance – the most from any single donor.

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Statement by Assistant Secretary Anne Richard at UNHCR ExCom High Level Segment

Assistant Secretary Anne Richard speaking at the UN Headquarters in Geneva

We appreciate this dialogue with African governments on how we can work together, toward a more just, prosperous, and peaceful future.

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