Disaster Assistance

A Syrian boy carries a stack of bread bought at a local bakery in the northern city of Aleppo. USAID has been providing flour to
A Syrian boy carries a stack of bread bought at a local bakery in the northern city of Aleppo. USAID has been providing flour to bakeries in Syria in addition to other humanitarian assistance.
Bulent Kilic, AFP

When a natural disaster or conflict destroys cities, homes and markets, or when hunger and disease threaten to spread, people caught in the middle are simply looking to survive. Helping them is at the core of what USAID does every day, all around the world.

In fiscal year 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance responded to 49 crises in 42 countries, providing life-saving assistance to tens of millions of people including those enduring:

USAID works to help those in crisis survive every day, wherever people are in need.

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Last updated: October 30, 2014

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