Development & Humanitarian Aid

New Education-Nutrition Projects to Benefit 2.7 Million Children

Children attend classes at a public school in Guatemala, one of the countries receiving support under the United States' McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.

USDA plans to provide $183 million in U.S. agricultural commodities and support for an estimated 2.7 million children in 10 developing countries as part of the McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.

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Science, Technology Are New Anti-Poverty Tools

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah annonces the launch of a new anti-poverty campaign (AP Images)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and more than 30 other partners from business and development organizations are announcing a new anti-poverty effort, one that advances a science and technology–based approach to development.

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USAID and SIECA Hold Central American Workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (Tegucigalpa)

The workshop was divided in two sub-regional meetings; the first one was held in San José, Costa Rica and the second will take place in Tegucigalpa, Honduras,

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USAID and SIECA Develop Central American Workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (San Salvador)

The workshop explores challenges faced by Central American countries with respect to implementing the draft Agreement on Trade Facilitation approved by World Trade Organization (WTO) members in December 2013.

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U.S. Poverty-Fighting Agency Affirms Strong Anti-Corruption Focus

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The MCC board of directors affirmed the global anti-poverty agency’s commitment to collaborate with experts, data scientists and other U.S. government agencies on finding better tools for measuring corruption.

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The U.S. Participated in the 27th Round of Geneva International Discussions on the conflict in Georgia

The United States reiterated our firm commitment to Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, and worked with all participants to chart a constructive path …

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U.S. to provide nearly $83 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the people of South Sudan

With this new funding, the United States humanitarian assistance is nearly $411 million dollars for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 to aid victims of the conflict in South Sudan, including internally displaced persons and refugees in South Sudan, as well as those South Sudanese who have fled to neighboring countries.

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PEPFAR Countries, U.S. Working Toward AIDS-Free Generation

Deborah von Zinkernagel and Daniel W. Yohannes with papers at a table (MCC)

Our agencies opened a new collaborative chapter by signing a memorandum of agreement to advance the sustainability of PEPFAR programs. This agreement launches a three-year partnership between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the State Department’s Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, which manages PEPFAR, that will tap into what we each do best.

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Water, Energy Key to Food Security, USAID Says

Senegalese standing behind solar panels

Increasing pressure on fragile land and water resources makes it more critical than ever to ensure that these resources are used effectively and sustainably to feed a swelling global population.

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Ukraine Getting Extensive Assistance Package from U.S.

John Kerry laying flowers at memorial (AP Images

The U.S. is providing economic assistance to the Ukrainian government that is part of a broader international effort to ensure sufficient funding to restore financial stability and a return to prosperity in Ukraine.

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