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What if hunger was always on your mind?

USAID estimates that nearly 6 million people in Yemen will go to bed hungry without life-saving food assistance. Since the start of the current conflict in Yemen, nearly 3 million Yemenis have been displaced.

That’s why, despite insecure conditions, the U.S. Government has provided $317 million in food, emergency health care, nutrition services, shelter, and safe drinking water since 2015.

As a global leader, USAID responds to complex global challenges — from Ebola to Typhoon Haiyan and the drought in Sudan — with not only immediate aid, but also with sustainable solutions that make communities more resilient. In fact, on Wednesday USAID launched the Zika Grand Challenge to encourage innovators to submit ideas that will enhance our ability to respond to the disease threats of tomorrow.

For more updates and and some of our favorite stories, read on!

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Highlights

The Story that Stole our Hearts (And Made 

Network News Too!)
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The Story that Stole our Hearts (And Made Network News Too!)


Principal Maha Al-Ashqar refused to turn away refugee children from her primary school in Jordan, telling parents: “Just bring a chair.” With a boost from a prime-time feature on NBC Nightly News and Upworthy, this hero’s story — first shared in a USAID video — is elevating the importance of USAID’s decades of support to Jordan’s education sector.
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Realizing Monjuara’s Dream


Did you know that chronic hunger kills more people than malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS combined? USAID’s latest feature on our Storytelling Hub highlights Monjuara, a young mother from Bangladesh who once struggled to feed her family but dreamt of a better future. With support from USAID, Monjuara has new tools to escape the clutches of extreme poverty.
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NPR talks to the “Girl Boss”


What’s on the mind of USAID Administrator Gayle Smith? The Global Food Security Act and securing support for development work around the world. In an interview on NPR’s Goats and Soda blog, Administrator Smith offers a glimpse into the passion that’s driving her as the head of the world’s largest development agency.
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Save the Date: 4/25 World Malaria Day


Big change can happen in 10 years — as proven through the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), which enters its 11th year in 2016. Since being created by President George W. Bush in 2005, global malaria deaths have fallen by two-thirds. Help us celebrate this success on World Malaria Day (April 25). Follow the conversation @PMIgov and @USAID on Twitter.
Save the Date: 4/25 World Malaria Day. Photo Credit: Morgana Wingard for USAID
Fast Approaching: World Humanitarian Summit.  

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Fast Approaching: World Humanitarian Summit


On May 23, a U.S. delegation led by USAID Administrator Gayle Smith will gather with world leaders at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey to discuss how to respond to conflicts and disasters. As the largest donor of life-saving aid in Syria, Sudan and other crisis countries, the U.S. Government will encourage global partners to do more. Watch for more news of the Summit in the month ahead.