The Harry S Truman Building, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of State, is pictured.

“Press Office, this is Zack, how can I help you?” Zackery Dean, a junior from George Mason University, answers the phone in the State Department’s Bureau of...

PRM’s Regional Refugee Coordinator learns to make traditional baskets from Burundian refugees participating in a PRM-funded International Rescue Committee program focused on income and sustainable livelihoods.

August 19 marked World Humanitarian Day.  At first glance, it might sound like...


Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? We’ve got you covered. Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S....

Erin poses with a group of Indonesians.

This World Humanitarian Day, meet some of USAID’s own dedicated humanitarians working at the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance.

A close up of a t shirt that says "WiSci STEAM camp, Malawi"

Upon meeting the outstanding young women attending our WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design,...

A UXO Lao team in Xieng Khouang Province demonstrates an unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance technique for the author.

In many communities across Southeast Asia, landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO), such as bombs, artillery shells, and other munitions left behind from past...

Picture of US Department of State seal

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