Tag: foreign disaster relief

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 the Center for Strategic and International […]

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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 estimated 1.4 million Haitian citizens […]

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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 activities, and the policy outlines […]

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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…

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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…

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