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Our assistance can mean the difference between life and death for millions of people every year.
We work around the world to help those in need after crises strike. Last fiscal year alone, USAID responded to 63 disasters in 54 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 without sufficient food or income, USAID ensured that nourishment, tools, and job training were given to families to help get them back on their feet.
- When the Horn of Africa struggled to recover from the worst drought in 60 years, USAID helped millions of people get access to safe drinking water and built sanitation facilities to reduce the threat of disease.
Throughout the world, USAID prioritizes the needs of the most vulnerable populations impacted by disasters, from infants requiring treatment for malnutrition to female-heads of households needing support after losing their crops to drought or floods. For additional details on USAID’s humanitarian assistance to countries that have experienced disasters, please select a country from the list below.
Last updated: May 29, 2013
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