Recent Site Articles
Empowering Voters One Mobile Phone at a Time
by Jean-Marc Gorelick on 14th September 2015
Around the world, USAID is leveraging increasingly affordable technologies to improve access to information for citizens even in the most repressive countries, helping create space for civil society to develop.
To Fight Extremism, The World Needs To Learn How To Talk To Women
by Carla Koppell on 11th September 2015
From Iraq to Pakistan to Nigeria, groups like the Islamic State and Boko Haram are winning the war for women's hearts and minds — and it's time to stop it.
Overcoming the Stigma of Disability Across the Globe
by Christie Vilsack on 4th September 2015
This year, Americans celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Let’s take a moment to recognize the impact of USAID’s inclusive education and youth workforce development programs in other parts of the world.
Around the World in Videos: How USAID is Helping Curb Child and Maternal Deaths
by Alfonso E. Lenhardt on 28th August 2015
The goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths is within reach. Since 2008, USAID has helped save nearly 2.5 million children and 200,000 mothers through our programs. Watch inspiring stories of families getting the health care they need.
Q&A: The Legacy of West Africa’s Ebola Crisis
by Clara Wagner on 25th August 2015
In this Q&A series, we interview Denise Rollins, senior coordinator of USAID’s Africa Ebola Unit, who liaises with other U.S. Government agencies to help West African countries strengthen their ability to respond to future disasters.
Providing Clean Water to Families Fleeing Violence in Central Darfur
by Amani Osman on 24th August 2015
Mohammed and his family fled from village to village trying to escape ongoing violence in Sudan. Once settled in Ammar Jaded in Central Darfur, his family faced a new foe -- dirty water that was making his children sick.
World Humanitarian Day: Protracted Mega-crises Require New Solutions to Save Lives
by Jeremy Konyndyk on 19th August 2015
Today’s mega-crises show no signs of subsiding. In just over a decade, the number of people in need of humanitarian aid has more than doubled. These unparalleled challenges require innovative solutions. USAID is prepared to show the humanitarian spirit is still alive.
An Appeal for More Support for Youth Civic Engagement
by Maryanne Yerkes on 12th August 2015
This year, International Youth Day notes the importance of ensuring youth have a role in critical public policy decision-making processes within their communities and nations.
Empowering Youth: Expanding Access to Reproductive Health
by Ellen H. Starbird on 11th August 2015
Advancing youth’s access and understanding of family planning is not a “be all and end all” solution to poverty, inequity and poor health, but it’s critical to ensuring that all young people are able to lead healthy, dignified and fulfilling lives.
Championing Rights of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
by Brian Keane on 10th August 2015
On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, USAID celebrates the achievements and commemorates the struggles of indigenous groups across the globe.