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USAID Joins the International Community to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

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Breastfeeding is one of the most cost effective ways to save the lives of children and improve their future ability to grow, learn, and thrive as members of their community. According to a recentLancet series, the deaths of 823,000 children and 20,000 mothers each year could be averted through scaling up optimal breastfeeding practices to nearly universal levels, along with economic savings of US$ 300 billion.

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USAID Releases the 2016 Acting on the Call Report

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Alongside the report, USAID announced a new $9.2 million program – Integrating Community Health – which will leverage an additional $10 million investment from other sources and is designed to strengthen the role of community health in USAID’s efforts to end preventable child and maternal deaths.

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Perspectives on Human Rights and “the Right to Development”

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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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U.S. ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL HUMANITARIAN AID FOR YEMEN

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

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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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