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Members of L.A. County Fire Department practice treating an injured team member in a confined space. In this scenario, a structural specialist is treated and stabilized in the field after being impaled in the chest by a steel bar. / Emily Rasinski, USAID/

This is Just a Drill

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USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance shares an inside look at how its elite urban search and rescue teams train to respond to disasters overseas. Nearly 200 firefighters from Fairfax County Fire… more
A woman speaks into a microphone at a podium. She wears a blazer and a lapel pin with the U.S. and Namibian flags. There is a blue background blurred behind her and a U.S. flag.

Working With Namibia To End AIDS

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Preliminary results show that Namibia is incredibly close to meeting targets set for HIV epidemic control. But much work remains in Namibia – and in many other partner countries – before we can declare an AIDS… more

This Week at State: August 24, 2018

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Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives in one blog post… more
In 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook Haiti. Erin deployed as part of USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team.

Recognizing World Humanitarian Day

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Each year on August 19, the world recognizes World Humanitarian Day. In a statement, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said, "On this World Humanitarian Day, the United States remains committed to saving… more

This Week at State: August 3, 2018

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Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? We’ve got you covered. Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and… more

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