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18-07-2022
Media Advisory

From July 22 through July 24, Administrator Samantha Power will travel to East Africa, a region where an unprecedented drought is pushing millions to the brink of starvation and where food insecurity is being further exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

18-07-2022

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an initial $100,000 in immediate humanitarian assistance to Cabo Verde in response to widespread food insecurity resulting from the compounding effects of years of drought, the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing inflation and supply constraints from Russia’s war against Ukraine.

15-07-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Power hosted a roundtable discussion with USAID implementing partners providing humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected communities in northern Ethiopia.

15-07-2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $15 million in additional humanitarian assistance for vulnerable Palestinians, particularly in Gaza, in response to rising food insecurity in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

15-07-2022
Press Release

President Joseph R. Biden announced two new USAID grants under the Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act (MEPPA) Partnership for Peace Fund during his visit to Israel and the West Bank.

15-07-2022
Press Release

The United States is providing more than $82 million in new humanitarian assistance in Uganda  through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State.

14-07-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. The Administrator congratulated the Prime Minister on the success of the recent international recovery conference. They discussed ways in which Ukraine can harness the private sector to help meet essential needs and leverage finite resources to maximize the impact of international support as they develop recovery plans.

13-07-2022
Media Advisory

On Monday, July 18, Administrator Samantha Power will deliver a keynote address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, co-hosted by the Eleanor Crook Foundation, on the growing global food security crisis, outlining steps the United States is taking to address global hunger and malnutrition.

12-07-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships, to discuss global food security and the historic drought in the Horn of Africa.

12-07-2022
Readout

Today, USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with Spain’s Secretary of State for International Cooperation Pilar Cancela. They discussed the global food security crisis, as well as democracy and humanitarian needs in Central America. 

12-07-2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, provided an additional $1.7 billion to the Government of Ukraine, as part of President Biden’s commitment to President Zelenskyy to provide Ukraine with direct budgetary aid. This contribution was made possible with generous bipartisan support from Congress.

12-07-2022
Readout

On July 11, Administrator Samantha Power met with Ambassador Susanna Moorehead, Chair of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC). They discussed the continued need for cooperation on international development issues, including responding to the global food security crisis.

09-07-2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State, is providing nearly $368 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support people affected by Russia’s war in Ukraine, which has pushed nearly 12 million people from their homes.

07-07-2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $117 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of South Sudan, who continue to experience the devastating effects of violence, food insecurity, the COVID-19 pandemic, and successive years of widespread flooding.

06-07-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power convened a roundtable with government leaders from nine countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to discuss solutions to address regional food insecurity made worse by Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. 

06-07-2022
Press Release

The United States government announced an additional $3 million to support transparent, credible, and inclusive political processes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This $3 million includes $2 million from USAID’s Elections and Political Processes Fund and $1 million in new funding from the Department of State’s Africa Regional Democracy Fund, and will support international and local observation of the DRC’s 2023 presidential and legislative elections by qualified, non-partisan observers.

03-07-2022
Readout

On the final day of her visit to Malawi, Administrator Power toured Pyxus Agriculture Limited Malawi. Pyxus is a company that works with Malawian smallholder farmers focused on agriculture commercialization and innovation.
 

02-07-2022
Readout

On July 1, Administrator Samantha Power arrived in Lilongwe, Malawi. She began her visit by holding a town hall with U.S. Embassy colleagues alongside U.S. Ambassador to Malawi David Young and Acting USAID Mission Director in Malawi Melissa Francis. Administrator Power thanked U.S. Embassy personnel for continuing to strengthen the U.S.-Malawi bilateral relationship, despite challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis exacerbated by Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war against Ukraine. Administrator Power also met separately with USAID’s Malawian staff to thank them for their dedication and commitment to strengthening the U.S.-Malawi relationship.

02-07-2022

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the launch of Let Them Grow Healthy (Tiwalere) in Malawi today. Tiwalere is a five-year, $46 million initiative, subject to appropriations, in support of the Government of Malawi’s National Multi-Sector Nutrition Policy. It is anticipated that USAID will invest $23 million and that the private sector will match this by also contributing $23 million. 

02-07-2022

Today, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced $35 million, subject to appropriations, in additional support for Malawi’s economic recovery. This five-year project will focus on empowering women and youth, expanding agricultural commercialization, increasing household and community resilience, and addressing the impacts from a changing climate. The new project will generate jobs and incomes for smallholder farmers and increase agricultural and food exports for the country, and is designed to complement the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s efforts in Malawi to reduce poverty through economic growth. USAID expects to award the new activity in the coming months as part of its support for Malawi 2063, Malawi’s vision to become a self-reliant, upper-middle income country over the next four decades.

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Last updated: August 13, 2022

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