On September 12, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Southern Command stood up a joint task force to support the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance in responding to Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean.
USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to Irma’s… Read More
On Monday Foreign Policy published an exclusive on the Trump administration’s proposed foreign aid budget and prospective changes to the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Trump plan would dramatically decreased aid funding to developing countries and fold USAID into the State Department.
Andrew Natsios,… Read More
One Day One Action One Goal
by Zurab Elzarov
A wise man said that all great things start from small beginnings. Global partnership for effective cooperation can only be achieved when all actors at the grass-roots level share common goals and take united action on a daily basis.… Read More
The Department of Defense (DoD) is wrapping up its two-week mission in Haiti. Service members were deployed to the storm ravaged nation following Hurricane Matthew’s landfall in early October.
Earlier this week, U.S. Southern Command commander Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd spoke about DoD’s response efforts during a conference at… Read More
Over 10,000 federal employees from various agencies have been deployed to aid the areas effected by Hurricane Matthew. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel have also been deployed to Haiti, which has been hardt hit by the storm. An… Read More
Earlier this year the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) released the Policy for Humanitarian Action. OFDA leads the multi-agency response to disasters overseas by coordinating efforts, partnering with a range of humanitarian actors, and coordinating within the international humanitarian architecture, among other… Read More
by Benjamin Cabana
Interagency coordination for complex contingency operations is an extremely difficult challenge. Bringing together the various tools of American power in a holistic manner is widely recognized as a serious roadblock to successful stabilization and reconstruction operations. Defense, development, and diplomacy are all required for a successful stability… Read More
The U.S. continues to provide assistance in disaster relief efforts in Nepal after multiple earthquakes. The 7.8 earthquake and 7.3 magnitude aftershock have claimed over 8,000 lives and injured nearly 18,000 people...
The U.S. government and military are both actively providing assistance to Nepal after the April 25 earthquake...
In the past two weeks the U.S. government has made several announcements outlining whole-of-government response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa. USAID is the lead agency in the effort, with support from DoD and other agencies and organizations...