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U.S. helps Venezuelans in Colombia

Venezuelans who have fled to Colombia to escape the humanitarian crisis in their home country are receiving food and health assistance as part of a $2.5 million aid package from the United States. The U.S. has already devoted nearly $100 million to support Venezuelan refugees, Vice President Pence said January 22.
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy at the Opening of the WFP Executive Board

Executive Director Beasley, thank you for your tireless efforts in places such as Yemen recently where you were able to raise awareness, highlighting the plight of the vulnerable and WFP’s leading role in accessing conflict zones in some of the most geopolitically and logistically challenging parts of the globe.
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Fan-Li Chou, Biotechnology Coordinator, USDA, participates in FAO Agricultural Innovation Symposium

"As a government entity, at USDA we don’t pick and choose what’s good – what’s bad," said Chou. "We just  tell you what’s useful.  In the U.S. we always say we have a big umbrella: we have organic agriculture, we have conventional agriculture, we have biotech agriculture.  They all coexist with each other.  It is ...
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Presidential Proclamation on United Nations Day, 2018

On United Nations Day, we recognize the many ways the United Nations has contributed to peace and security among nations.  Since it was founded more than 70 years ago with the aim of breaking the cycle of global conflict, the United Nations has provided a forum for nations to resolve conflicts peacefully in an increasingly complex world. 
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