Articles by USAID

  • Ebola Infects Over 4,000 In West AfricaEbola Infects Over 4,000 In West Africa

    September 13 2014 3:12 PM

    The Ebola virus is on the rampage, especially in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  • Is Zunzuneo, Cuba’s Version of Twitter, a Secret U.S. Creation?

    April 04 2014 11:35 AM

    If China has Weibo, Cuba has Zunzuneo, the communist country's version of popular microblogging site Twitter. The setting up of alternative microblogging site is seen as the response of socialist governments that could not deny their citizens the use of Internet technology, but insist on retaining censorship to prevent the use of technology in undermining the government. However, an AP article in Huffington Post claims that Zunzuneo is a secret creation of the U.S. government to help undermi...

  • Top 10 Worst Things Donated in Disasters: Debunking the Myth of Donations

    November 18 2013 12:51 PM

    With disasters brought about by natural calamities occurring more frequently these past few years including the recent Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) that destroyed homes, livelihood and towns in the Philippines, it is nice to know how much help the said country is getting from different parts of the world. Any kind of help is welcome from anyone. However, there are things being donated that aren’t exactly ideal for survivors of such calamities. In fact, there are things being donated after dis...

  • UPDATE Typhoon Haiyan: Web Site Detailing Incoming Foreign Aid for Typhoon Victims Launched

    November 18 2013 11:57 AM

    The Philippine government has launched on Sunday a Web site which contains the details of the international aid the country has been receiving for the victims and survivors of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

  • CGD After Haiyan: 'Let's Not Help the Philippines Like We Helped Haiti'

    November 15 2013 12:40 AM

    The Center for Global Development's (CGD) Vijaya Ramachandran and Owen Barder have noted that the international community should not help the Philippines after it was hit by Haiyan the way it responded to Haiti after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in 2010.

  • UPDATE: 2,357 Current Death Toll from Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda); World Unites, Responds to Philippines’ Call of Mercy (Photos)

    November 14 2013 1:10 PM

    It takes a natural disaster of major catastrophic proportions like Category 5 super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) for the world to literally stop, forget its selfish cares and unite for a common good.

  • How much does it cost to migrate a government agency to the cloud?

    June 13 2011 9:32 AM

    This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced it is migrating its 25,000 e-mail inboxes to a cloud-based solution which will integrate calendar, contact, and collaboration tools.