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Monday, November 30, 2015

Today, the United States Senate confirmed Gayle E. Smith to be the seventeenth Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  Gayle's confirmation comes at a unique time when we have the tools, technologies and approaches to end extreme poverty and its most devastating corollaries, widespread hunger and preventable child and materna deaths.  

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Humanitarian assistance for Syrians, including from USAID, has saved lives for nearly five years. But a shortfall in funding is putting that work—and Syrian lives—in jeopardy.

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Last updated: December 01, 2015

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