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Crowley Logistics in Miami, FL on Friday, August 26, 2011 is one of three U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) shipping and logistics facilities in the nation. In times of emergency humanitarian relief aid, they can respond with supplies delivered to aircraft at Miami International Airport within two hours. They utilize articulating forklifts, which hinge in the middle to store and retrieve pallets of supplies through narrow aisle ways. This allows for a higher density of stored supplies in the warehouse. Pallets of supplies are stacked three levels high. USAID provides humanitarian assistance through the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). OFDA is the lead U.S. Government (USG) office charged with providing and coordinating USG humanitarian assistance in response to international emergencies and disasters. To achieve this, USAID works in cooperation with other USG offices such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and international humanitarian experts. The USDA provides food assistance to support emergency feeding programs in countries experiencing food shortages due to drought and civil conflict. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.

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Taken on August 26, 2011