From 1964-2014, USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has responded to more than 2,500 disasters in over 80% of the world. As the lead U.S. government coordinator of international disaster assistance, OFDA has responded to many types of disasters over 50 years, including earthquakes, droughts, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, civil unrest, and even a nuclear meltdown.
USAID's humanitarian work includes efforts to save lives by delivering shelter, safe drinking water, improved sanitation, critical relief supplies, and emergency medical care to people and places most in need. It also includes our work to change lives and build resilience by helping vulnerable communities prepare for disasters before they strike.
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To learn more about OFDA's disaster response efforts, visit our website and follow us on social media.
Last updated: September 30, 2014