At USAID, we lead development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance. We work to reach those in need quickly and efficiently. For example, the mobile cranes we provided in Yemen cut the average time to unload ships by half. Read on for more about our work and how to get involved.

News & Events
This week, we announced Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge, which creates opportunities for those with innovative ideas to transform the humanitarian system to help the hardest-to-reach people impacted by conflict .
Digital Feature
Arianny Polanco was diagnosed with Zika while pregnant. Daughter Teanny was born with microcephaly, a birth defect linked with the virus. By preventing the spread of infectious diseases like Zika, USAID reduces devastating health impacts across the globe and mitigates threats to the U.S.
Collaborating with USAID
We’ll mark Global Partnerships Week March 5-9, and are eager to hear ideas that help us reinvent how we fulfill our mission and transform lives around the world. Interested in working with USAID? Click below to learn more.
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