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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 49 disasters in 45 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 violence uprooted communities in Yemen, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Iraq, 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.
  • When a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, USAID provided urban search-and-rescue experts, medical supplies to support emergency health care needs, heavy duty plastic sheeting to provide emergency shelter for up to 310,000 people, and nearly 2,830 metric tons of rice.

 

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Last updated: May 02, 2016

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