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Energy Security Support to Ukraine

In the midst of Russia’s continued brutal attacks against Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, Secretary of State Blinken announced today during a meeting of the G7+ on the margins of the NATO Ministerial in Bucharest that the United States government is providing over $53 million to support acquisition of critical electricity grid equipment. This equipment will be ...
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The global scourge of gender-based violence

The World Health Organization estimates that one in three women have experienced or will experience gender-based violence (GBV) during their lifetimes. Since the pandemic started, 38% of women have personally experienced online violence and 85% of women know someone who has been targeted for online violence, a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit found. GBV prevention and ...
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A program for the world’s hungry

About a week before Americans and friends would gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, a convoy of trucks rolled to a stop in the war-ravaged Tigray region of Ethiopia. Humanitarian workers began to unload hundreds of tons of food. Fighting and instability had made the work dangerous, but now sacks heavy with wheat and split peas and ...
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Life in Russia-occupied Ukraine

The people of Ukraine are fighting to maintain their daily routine despite Russia’s brutal attempts to deny Ukraine’s sovereignty and suppress their identity and culture. Russia’s “annexation playbook” seeks to undermine all aspects of civilian life in Ukraine. As it did in 2014 in Crimea, Russia implemented tighter controls when it staged sham referenda in four of Ukraine’s ...
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