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USAID: United States Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development is the United States government body that sets guidelines for US development cooperation and coordinates US foreign policy in the area of development cooperation.

USAID was founded in 1961 and has its headquarters in Washington. The organisation follows the instructions of the US State Department, in whose name it works around the world to fight poverty and strengthen resilient democratic societies.

USAID’s funding areas include agricultural projects, emergency assistance during crises and disasters, environmental protection, and projects to strengthen the role of women and girls. As well as bilateral and multi-lateral cooperation, USAID also supports international non-governmental organisations.

Welthungerhilfe receives funding from USAID for humanitarian assistance, reconstruction measures, and measures for rural development and sustainable food and nutrition security. It has cooperated with USAID for measures to handle the Ebola crisis in Liberia, and projects to adapt to climate change in Kenya and Uganda, for example. Visit website

Last Update 17.04.2019

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