USAID Administrator Power Travels to Slovak Republic & Moldova

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On April 5-7, Administrator Power travels to the Slovak Republic and Moldova to see firsthand the impact the Russian Federation’s brutal war in Ukraine is having on civilians forced to flee, and to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to support nations on the frontlines of the humanitarian response.


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Last updated: May 03, 2022

April 20, 2022

On April 19, Administrator Samantha Power was joined by President of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu, United States Ambassador to Moldova Kent Logsdon, and USAID/Moldova Mission Director Scott Hocklander to meet with members of the Moldovan American community.

April 7, 2022

Today, Administrator Power visited the Ukraine-Moldova border in Palanca, first stopping at a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) blue dot refugee reception area and then traveling to the border crossing. She met with UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) teams, as well as Moldovan volunteers and border guards, to discuss the humanitarian response at the border and contingency planning in the event of an increased surge of refugees fleeing southern Ukraine. The Administrator also spoke with Ukrainians who had just crossed the border and heard the wrenching stories of the violence that drove them from their homes as Vladimir Putin continues this senseless, brutal, and unprovoked war. 

April 6, 2022

When the Moldovan people brought President Sandu into office with a strong, overwhelming mandate for building a more democratic and prosperous country, it was a demonstration of the Moldovan people's commitment to that shared belief. Six months ago, at a time when democracy was on its back heels and authoritarians were using disinformation, cyber-attacks and corruption to weaken democracies, Moldova was a bright spot in seeking to tackle these challenges. A bright spot against a backdrop of a darkening global picture. A lot has happened in the last six months, and very particularly in the last six weeks. Now, authoritarians aren't just weakening democracies from the outside, they are raining down bombs and steel on innocent people.  

April 6, 2022

On April 6, Administrator Power announced $50 million of additional economic and development assistance to bolster Moldova’s resilience to the long-term economic consequences of Putin’s brutal war in Ukraine.

April 6, 2022

Today, Administrator Power was in Chisinau, Moldova, where she met with President Maia Sandu and expressed her gratitude for Moldova’s generosity in welcoming Ukrainian refugees and reaffirmed the United States commitment to supporting Moldova’s economic and development goals. The Administrator also met with Moldovan journalists, members of civil society who are working to document war crimes in Ukraine and USAID’s Moldovan staff.