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Building Resilience in African Nations is Paramount to Development

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In developing countries experiencing chronic crises, such as those inthe Horn of Africa, disaster risk reduction is often just as important, if not more so, than humanitarian response and recovery, according to a senior official from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Nancy Lindborg, assistant administrator for USAID’s Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), addressed staff of U.S. Africa Command, March 30, 2012, to promote awareness of USAID’s efforts in Africa and discuss how U.S. AFRICOM can better work with the interagency organization to achieve common objectives.

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