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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I want to thank President Obama for the honor of serving our country these past five years as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Thanks to his leadership and the extraordinary commitment of our nation’s development experts, America is the unquestioned leader in eliminating the scourges of extreme poverty, hunger, and child death worldwide. It was with mixed emotions that I informed President Obama and Secretary Kerry that I will step down as Administrator in mid-February 2015.

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“Death is always difficult,” said Elizabeth Stevens, a nurse from Freetown, Sierra Leone. At her new job, Stevens is forced to confront this stark reality every day, and in a way that she never has before.

As leaders of U.S. humanitarian efforts, we contend with a long list of global disasters, conflicts and disease outbreaks. Yet none fills us with as much frustration and despair as the crisis in South Sudan. Why? Because this crisis should never have happened.

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Last updated: December 17, 2014

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