U.S. Department of State

Oct 21

whitehouse:

Here are three ways you can help with the effort to stop the spread of Ebola.

whitehouse:

Here are three ways you can help with the effort to stop the spread of Ebola.

#SecKerry had the honor of being one of the first to sign the guest book at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, #Indonesia after President Joko Widodo’s inauguration.

#SecKerry had the honor of being one of the first to sign the guest book at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, #Indonesia after President Joko Widodo’s inauguration.

Oct 20

[video]

Oct 17

“No one country, no individual group of nations is going to resolve this problem by themselves. This is going to take a collective, global response – all hands on deck. That’s the only way to get it done.” — Secretary Kerry on Ebola, October 17, 2014

(Source: youtube.com)

U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, and U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Sung Kim gather in Tokyo to discuss regional issues on October 17, 2014. [State Department photo by William Ng/ Public Domain]

U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, and U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Sung Kim gather in Tokyo to discuss regional issues on October 17, 2014. [State Department photo by William Ng/ Public Domain]

(Source: Flickr / statephotos)

Preventing Exploitation of Migrants in the Horn of Africa

They couldn’t have been older than 16. Traveling on foot along a barren, dusty road toward Djibouti’s coastal city of Obock, the small group of Ethiopian boys were probably the farthest from home they had ever been. Clutching yellow jugs for water and flimsy plastic bags filled with dry meal as food, they braved exhaustion and Djibouti’s deadly summer heat, most likely hoping to make enough money in the Gulf countries or beyond to secure a more prosperous life for themselves and their families.

Read More

(Source: blogs.state.gov)

Oct 16

“On World Food Day, U.S. reaffirms our commitment to fight poverty, hunger, and under-nutrition – and to addressing one of the greatest threats to food security: climate change.” — Secretary Kerry, October 16, 2014

(Source: state.gov)

An Outsized Problem With a Small-Sized Solution

More than 73% Burundi’s population is undernourished, and 58% is stunted.

Learn how USAID is using RUTF or Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food to treat acute malnutrition on DipNote.

whitehouse:

Worth sharing: Here are the facts on Ebola, and what we’re doing to respond.

whitehouse:

Worth sharing: Here are the facts on Ebola, and what we’re doing to respond.

Oct 15

“If we want to improve food security and generate growth that pulls people out of poverty and builds a more stable, secure world, we need to continue to invest in women.” —

Tjada McKenna, Assistant to the Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Food Security and Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future

Read more about investing in agriculture on DipNote.