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USAID responds to all types of natural disasters including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, cyclones, floods, droughts, fires, pest infestations, and disease outbreaks. USAID also provides assistance when lives or livelihoods are threatened by catastrophes such as civil conflict, acts of terrorism, or individual accidents. LEARN MORE

  • 67
    crises addressed in 54 countries
  • 206
    million people affected by
    natural disasters in 2001

Last updated: May 24, 2016