USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance leads and coordinates the U.S. government’s humanitarian assistance efforts overseas. The Office responds to an average of 65 disasters in more than 50 countries every year, ensuring that aid reaches tens of millions of people affected by natural disasters, including earthquakes, volcanoes, and floods, as well as manmade crises, such as conflict.

Several criteria must be met before USAID can respond to an international disaster.

Learn what they are.

See all the places where USAID disaster experts are saving lives and changing lives.