Perspectives on Human Rights and “the Right to Development”

USAID Rosarie Tucci

As the development agenda seeks to become more sustainable and address poverty reduction, we have also begun to see a convergence of human rights and development.

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U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan

The United States is pleased to announce more than $80 million in additional humanitarian assistance for conflict-affected people in South Sudan, and for South Sudanese refugees in the region.

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Fact Sheet: New U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Respond to Syria Crisis

The White House has announced nearly $419 million in additional life-saving assistance for those affected by the war in Syria.

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The United States announced today more than $89 million in additional humanitarian aid to help people affected by the ongoing conflict in Yemen.

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Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto: Climate Change is Not Gender Neutral


The United States is committed to identifying inclusive, ambitious, and flexible approaches to address climate change.

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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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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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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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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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USAID to Invest $38 Million in New Regional Leadership Centers

New regional leadership centers aim to expand opportunities for young Africans like these attendees at President Obama’s town hall in Washington July 28.

The centers will focus on engaging leaders aged 18 to 35 from a variety of backgrounds to offer accessible leadership training, incubating organizations and entrepreneurship, and to support professional connections among African leaders.

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