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U.S. expresses 'full support' for PH anti-drug campaign – Robredo

Nov 13, 2019 - 3:57 PM

'Bilang kaibigan ng Pilipinas, gagawin nila ang lahat para tayo ay magtagumpay sa laban na ito,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, whose strategy against illegal drugs is focused on drug demand reduction and rehabilitation

'FRIEND' OF PH. Vice President Leni Robredo meets with the inter-agency working-level delegation from the United States government to discuss how to fight illegal drugs in the Philippines. Photos from OVP

Millions in US aid to Syrians suspended over graft probe

May 11, 2016 - 2:41 AM

USAID discovers a network of commercial vendors NGO employees and others allegedly engaged in bribery and kickback schemes

epa05145883 Syrian refugees gather in a building as they wait for food near a refugee camp in Bab Al-Salama city, northern Syria, 06 February 2016. A new wave of Syrian refugees leaving the country is expected to reach Turkey, according to local news. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said some 40,000 people were on the move in Aleppo province, after the Syrian army entered two pro-government Shiite towns outside of Aleppo and advanced against rebel forces in the northern province a day earlier, threatening to entirely encircle the opposition-held parts of the key city. EPA/SEDAT SUNA

US aid ship docks with food for Sudan war zones

May 05, 2016 - 6:43 PM

The shipment will meet food needs of at least one million internally displaced people and 200 000 South Sudanese for 3 months WFP Sudan chief Adnan Khan tells reporters

International aid groups rush to reach Nepal quake victims

Apr 26, 2015 - 2:00 AM

Aid organizations responding to the emergency struggle to assess the needs with communications cut off around the Himalayan nation

Ebola 'easier to avoid than malaria' – USAID

Aug 26, 2014 - 6:21 PM

USAID director Jeremy Konyndyk: Compared to something like malaria it is much harder a disease to get But obviously must worse when you do get it

QUARANTINE CLASH. Liberian security forces clash with protestors in West Point, Monrovia, Liberia, 20 August 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Wife of American jailed in Cuba calls for Obama help

May 02, 2014 - 10:09 AM

Alan Gross arrested in December 2009 for allegedly distributing telecommunications equipment in Cuba while working as a contractor for USAID turns 65 on Friday May 2

LOBBYING FOR FREEDOM. Judy Gross, wife of Alan Gross, a US citizen who has been imprisoned in Cuba for the last three years, speaks to the media to lobby for her husband's release at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, December 4, 2012. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US urges ASEAN armies to prepare for more natural disasters

Apr 03, 2014 - 3:47 PM

US officials offer to help ASEAN countries get ready for the effects of climate change and urge better cooperation among armies and emergency agencies

ASEAN TOUR. Accompanied by Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Samuel Locklear (R), U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (4th L) participates in a tour with his counterparts from Southeast Asia, (L-R with blue caps) Defense Minister of Singapore Ng Eng Hen, Defense Minister of Myanmar Lieutenant General Wai Lwin, and Energy Minister of Brunei Pehin Dato Hj Mohammad Yasmin bin Umar April 2, 2014 at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Audit raps USAID for wasting almost $50-M in Afghanistan

Jul 29, 2013 - 9:42 PM

A watchdog body criticized USAID for spending nearly US 50 M on programs in Afghanistan that had failed to improve stability