Where We Work

A USAID-supported cholera treatment center treats patients during Haiti’s historic cholera outbreak in late 2010.
A USAID-supported cholera treatment center treats patients during Haiti’s historic cholera outbreak in late 2010.
Kendra Helmer, USAID

Our assistance can mean the difference between life and death for millions of people every year.

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We work around the world to help those in need after crises strike. Last fiscal year alone, USAID responded to 52 disasters in 40 countries:

  • When the ongoing crisis in Syria caused millions of people to flee the violence, USAID provided food, emergency medical care, and relief supplies to those forced to leave their homes behind.
  • When poor rainfall and crop losses left the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa without sufficient food or income, USAID ensured that nourishment, tools, and training were given to families to help get them back on their feet.
  • When violence uprooted communities in Yemen, Burma, Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, USAID helped millions of people get access to safe drinking water, built sanitation facilities to reduce the threat of disease, and helped transport critical emergency supplies to those in need.

Also in 2013:

  • When Typhoon Haiyan--one of the most powerful storms on record--made landfall in the Philippines, USAID helped restore the municipal water system in the hardest hit city, distributed local, regional, and U.S. sourced food commoditites to 3 million people, provided 20,000 families with emergency shelter materials, and made sure that 45,800 received hygiene kits.

 

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Last updated: August 12, 2014

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