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Sunday, August 8, 2021 - 11:00pm

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recently announced an additional $11.4 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Bangladesh. This assistance will help Bangladesh battle the current wave of COVID-19 by providing life-saving medical and oxygen supplies, and accelerating national efforts to roll out an effective COVID-19 vaccination campaign. The additional support will also help Bangladesh strengthen prevention efforts to reduce virus transmission in the community and enhance the quality of treatment and care for the growing numbers of patients across the country.

“This additional donation through the historic American Rescue Plan is part of our ongoing support to help Bangladesh fight COVID-19. The United States is the largest donor of assistance to Bangladesh’s COVID-19 response. America has been Bangladesh’s closest partner for the past five decades working to improve public health.  At this particularly challenging moment in the battle against the pandemic, our partnership is more important than ever.” said Ambassador Earl Miller.

Image of campaign banner to end child marriage in Bangladesh
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 1:45am

Today, the Bangladesh Secretary for the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MOWCA) Md. Sayedul Islam launched a new “Actions to Prevent Child Marriage in Bangladesh” campaign supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The campaign is designed to encourage families to condemn the harmful practice of child marriage and support every girl’s dream to achieve their aspirations and will help advance the objectives of Bangladesh’s 10-year National Plan of Action to End Child Marriage (2018-2030).

USAID Mission Director Derrick S. Brown (right) during his visit to the Sylhet region.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 6:00pm

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Derrick S. Brown visited the Sylhet region from October 4-6 to observe key USAID activities complementing the Government of Bangladesh’s COVID-19 response efforts. Mission Director Brown also launched USAID’s flagship tuberculosis (TB) activity “Alliance for Combating Tuberculosis in Bangladesh” (ACTB) in Sylhet Division as part of the U.S. government’s commitment to end TB globally.

Ambassador Earl Miller meets with families in Madhya Khatiamari village receiving emergency relief from a U.S. government-funded program.
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 4:15am

United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller visited Madhya Khatiamari village in Gaibandha district with Government of Bangladesh officials to observe U.S. assistance to those affected by the flooding.  Ambassador Miller spoke with families receiving emergency assistance provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), including cash grants and emergency hygiene kits.  He was joined by local administration officials from Gaibandha district and Fulchari upazila, and representatives from CARE Bangladesh and SKS Foundation who are administering this emergency assistance program.

Ambassador Earl R. Miller visited the 250-bed Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital in Shyamoli, Dhaka to observe how U.S. government-provided GeneXpert machines can detect COVID-19 within 45 minutes and handed over equipment to improve diagnosis of multi-drug resistant TB)
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 9:15am

On July 27, 2020, U.S. Ambassador Earl R. Miller visited the 250-bed Tuberculosis Hospital in Shyamoli, Dhaka, to observe how U.S. government-provided GeneXpert machines can detect COVID-19 within 45 minutes and handed over equipment to improve diagnosis of multi-drug resistant TB.

Shukhi Begum, Islampur, Jamalpur District, worked with USAID's SHOUHARDO III project last year, to raise her home on an earthen plinth, up above flood levels.
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 4:15am

As part of ongoing collaboration among the United States, the Bangladeshi Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, and the United Nations in Bangladesh, United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller announced the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing assistance to vulnerable families in flooded parts of northern Bangladesh who have lost their homes or livelihoods.

U.S. Ambassador Earl Miller (center) visits families in Kalyanpur Bosti receiving food assistance through a new U.S. government program funded by USAID.
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 8:00am

On July 23, 2020, U.S. Ambassador Earl Miller visited and interacted with families in Kalyanpur Bosti receiving food assistance through a new U.S. government program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Ambassador Miller, joined by Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Md. Atiqul Islam, observed program staff preparing food baskets for delivery and spoke with people purchasing fresh vegetables at a local shop using the program’s cash transfers.

USAID releases a song entitled “Joy Hobe” to recognize and thank frontline workers who deliver essential services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 12:30pm

Today, the U.S. Embassy, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), released a song entitled “Joy Hobe” to recognize and thank frontline workers who deliver essential services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since the outbreak in March, Bangladeshi frontline workers have been working tirelessly round the clock and risking their own lives, helping people to stay home and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.  This USAID-funded initiative was undertaken by ABC Radio (FM 89.2) as a tribute to these real-life superheroes.

United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller; Md. Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, State Minister of the Ministry of Social Welfare; and Richard Ragan, Country Representative of the World Food Programme launched a new $7 million life-saving food assistance project to help poor households in Dhaka at high risk for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:15am

Today, United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller; Md. Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, State Minister of the Ministry of Social Welfare; and Richard Ragan, Country Representative of the World Food Programme launched a new $7 million life-saving food assistance project to help poor households in Dhaka at high risk for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  The program will be funded by the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP), the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.  This program will complement ongoing efforts by the Government of Bangladesh to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller announces additional U.S. government funding to support Bangladesh’s COVID-19 response efforts and post-COVID development and economic recovery
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 9:15am

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $173 million in new funding to complement the Government of Bangladesh’s ongoing efforts to respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including a new food assistance program for 100,000 urban poor living in low-income areas of Dhaka, and to strengthen development activities and post-COVID-19 recovery in Bangladesh.

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Last updated: October 07, 2021

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