The Center for Resilience is part of USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, soon to be the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security.

Building resilience to recurrent crisis emerged as a USAID priority in the wake of large-scale humanitarian emergencies in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel in late 2011 and early 2012. Recurrent crises, such as widespread food insecurity in the Horn of Africa in 2017 or in the Sahel in 2012 - both prompted by drought - cause loss of life, livelihoods, dignity, and aspiration; negatively affect national and regional economies; and are extremely costly in terms of recurrent humanitarian spending. 

USAID is committed to helping build the resilience of vulnerable communities in areas subject to recurrent crisis, increasing their ability to manage through crises without compromising their future well-being.


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