Development & Humanitarian Aid

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

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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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Remarks by President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly

President Obama speaks at UN General Assembly

We come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope.

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The Cost of Corruption – Join a Live Web Conversation Sept 3, 2014

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What is the cost of corruption on our values, our prosperity, and our security? Join a discussion on the topic of governance and corruption.

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Burma Getting Big Solar Power Plants with Help from U.S.

Solar panels gather power in Southern California. Burma’s Mandalay region will be home to two 150-megawatt solar energy plants in 2016 under an agreement with a U.S. company.

The project will increase Burma’s capacity to provide stable energy to its people and attract investment that will help the country grow its economy, according to a press release from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

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USAID Airlifts Medical Supplies, Equipment for Ebola Response

A flight carrying more than 16 tons of medical and emergency supplies landed August 24 in Liberia.

The agency airlifted more than 16 tons of medical supplies and emergency equipment to Monrovia, Liberia, August 24 as part of its ongoing efforts to combat the West Africa Ebola outbreak.

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The Promise of Africa and the Global Internet

President Obama participates in a discussion with Takunda Ralph Michael Chingonzo of Zimbabwe at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington.

This connectivity, fueling international social and economic growth, requires policymakers, industry, civil society, and academia to work together at the international, regional, national, and local levels to construct solutions to challenges …

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