Development & Humanitarian Aid

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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2014 Food for Progress Program to Benefit More than 1.6 Million

USDA’s 2014 Food for Progress program will support agricultural, economic and infrastructure development programs, such as an effort in El Salvador to fight a fungus that causes coffee plant leaves to develop brown and yellow spots and wither.

The program helps countries increase the value and output of their agricultural economy and build agricultural trade capacity.

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Secretary Kerry’s Statement on World Humanitarian Day

We pay tribute today to the world’s humanitarians – those unsung heroes who, despite the risks, work to save lives on the front lines of conflict and help victims of natural disasters pick up the pieces and rebuild their communities.

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USAID’s Shah Says People Responding Well to 4 Humanitarian Crises

USAID and the World Food Programme provide humanitarian aid in Iraq.

This is the first time in our agency’s history that we have been called on to manage four large-scale humanitarian responses at once…

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Humanitarian Assistance Continues in Iraq

U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Daniel Leavindofske (left) and Senior Airman David Babcock load bundles of halal meals onto a C-17 aircraft for a humanitarian airdrop over Iraq on August 9.

The United States and Britain have flown 14 humanitarian airdrops since August 7 to Yezidi refugees in the Sinjar Mountains in Iraq, a Defense Department official said August 11.

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Deeply Concerned by Failure of South Sudan Peace Talks to Meet Region’s Deadline

Secretary Kerry: “This is an outrage and an insult to the people of South Sudan. Their leaders are letting them down again and again.”

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International Community Must Act to Meet Ukraine’s Needs

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power

09 August 2014 Washington ― The humanitarian situation in Ukraine urgently needs addressing, but not by those who caused it, the United States’ top envoy to the United Nations said August 8, adding, “[A]ssistance should be delivered by the international humanitarian organizations that have the expertise, experience, and independence to provide it. It should not […]

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