Skip to content

United States Agency For International Development

Latest Stories

Nepal Earthquake US Rescuers.JPEG-09291.jpg

Nepal Earthquake US Rescuers.JPEG-09291.jpg

In this May 12, 2015 photo provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Los Angeles County Fire Department urban search and rescue team memebrs work to recover survivors from a four-story building that collapsed in this week’s earthquake in Singati, a mountain village in Nepal. Tuesday’s temblor was an aftershock to the April 25 main Gorkha earthquake that’s killed more than 8,000 people. The Disaster Assistance Response Team included 57 urban search and rescuers each from Los Angeles County and Fairfax County, Va. (Kashish Das/USAID/via AP)

1b5b467c710f8231680f6a706700195d.jpg

1b5b467c710f8231680f6a706700195d.jpg

Protesters outside of Cafe Versailles on Calle Ocho in Miami, decry the exchange of convicted Cuban spies, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, for USAID subcontractor Alan Gross, who has been held by the Cuban government. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, Roberto Koltun) MAGS OUT

4daee66519e4460d500f6a706700843d_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

4daee66519e4460d500f6a706700843d_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

In this March 3, 2014, photo, a woman uses her cellphone in Camajuani, Cuba. The U.S. Agency for International Development masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter," a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned. The project, which lasted more than two years and drew tens of thousands of subscribers, sought to evade Cuba’s stranglehold on the Internet with a primitive social media platform. Its users were neither aware it was created by a U.S. agency with ties to the State Department, nor that American contractors were gathering personal data about them. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

ap982177396945_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

ap982177396945_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

**FILE** Rep. Nita Lowey, New York Democrat and ranking member of the House subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, questions US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 8, 2014. Shah testified on USAID's fiscal 2015 budget request but was questioned on the agency’s secret 'Cuban Twitter', a social media network built to stir unrest in the communist island. (Associated Press)

AP982177396945.jpg

AP982177396945.jpg

**FILE** Rep. Nita Lowey, New York Democrat and ranking member of the House subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, questions US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 8, 2014. Shah testified on USAID's fiscal 2015 budget request but was questioned on the agency’s secret 'Cuban Twitter', a social media network built to stir unrest in the communist island. (Associated Press)

2_4_132014_jason-chaffetz8201_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

2_4_132014_jason-chaffetz8201_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who heads the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee overseeing the USAID spending in Afghanistan, told The Washington Times that he first learned of the fund during a heated exchange with the agency's top official in the region last week and immediately thought, "Something here doesn't smell right." (Associated Press)

4_132014_jason-chaffetz8201_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

4_132014_jason-chaffetz8201_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Associated Press Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who heads the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee overseeing the USAID spending in Afghanistan, told The Washington Times that he first learned of the fund during a heated exchange with the agency's top official in the region last week and immediately thought, "Something here doesn't smell right."

4_132014_jason-chaffetz8201.jpg

4_132014_jason-chaffetz8201.jpg

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who heads the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee overseeing the USAID spending in Afghanistan, told The Washington Times that he first learned of the fund during a heated exchange with the agency's top official in the region last week and immediately thought, "Something here doesn't smell right." (Associated Press)