Describe two particular programs or institutions through which the U.S. has given humanitarian aid and their purposesI'm not asking for anyone to give me the answer, I'm just looking for someone to...

Describe two particular programs or institutions through which the U.S. has given humanitarian aid and their purposes

I'm not asking for anyone to give me the answer, I'm just looking for someone to give me a idea, or a lead to the answer. This is the last question I have left on my test and I have been researching and I can't come to find the answer. Please Help?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

If you have been investigating source of humanitarian aid from the United States, I would check out the government agency that is charged with this responsibility.  The U.S. Agency for International Development is in charge of assisting nations in need and helping to enhance the overall image of the United States in foreign countries.  When government relief is issued to nations like Haiti in wake of their earthquake, it is contingent on the USAID to assist in the process.  I would also think that investigating the United Nations Humanitarian Response Plan.  In a recent press release detailing the United States pledge to send more aid to Yemen, President Obama called on all nations and Americans to donate more to this initiative.  I would not be surprised if the U.S. Government has invested money in this program as a member of the international community.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
The US usually contributes a lot to causes around the world in the form of individuals making donations to organizations like UNICEF and the Red Cross. We donate to Haiti and Japan, and regularly to Africa and Latin America. Our government does supply some aid directly to countries, but most of it comes from individuals.