Humanity Acts

THE RESPONSE

U.S. funding provides life-saving humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Our disaster relief assistance funds protection, food, shelter, medical and hygiene services, and other urgent provisions. USAID’s investments in host communities create more resilient water, health and education systems that will provide
continued benefits after this crisis has passed.

THE NEED

The humanitarian aid system, however, is under historic strain-buffeted by protracted emergencies, extreme natural disasters, and widespread displacement. 1 out of 8 babies were born in a conflict zone in 2015, our existing structures and approaches are simply not sufficient for the challenge at hand. At great personal risk, our heroic disaster assistance partners are doing everything possible to meet the immediate needs.

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70% OF #SYRIA'S PRE-WAR POPULATION IS IN NEED OF HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE. #AIDREFUGEES

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#SOUTHSUDAN: TWO YEARS OF CONFLICT HAS HAD A BRUTAL IMPACT, WITH ~20% FACING LIFE-THREATENING HUNGER.

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IN #ETHIOPIA WE ARE WORKING WITH MORE THAN 34,000 UNEMPLOYED AND UNDEREMPLOYED #YOUTH AGES 15-29.

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WE ALL SHARE A RESPONSIBILITY TO ACT

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Last updated: December 16, 2016

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