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febrero 21, 2019
Interview

So, we've been providing assistance to Venezuelan migrants for the last couple of years. Nearly 4 million Venezuelans have fled Maduro, fled the regime, fled the suffering. So, in that sense, the scale is almost unprecedented. This is the largest mass-migration event in Latin American history, forever. It's unprecedented in that sense.

The other part to it that makes it so different is it's man-made and regime-driven. This is not an earthquake. This is not a hurricane. This is not a tornado or a flood. This is one man and one regime imposing dictatorial rule, imposing suffering, and pain, on people. It's entirely man-made. It doesn't have to be. So, again, we're hopeful that the day is coming when it will all change, and we'll get new leadership, and a better future.

Director General, Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Science and Technology PhD. Khanlasy Keobounphanh (From fourth left), Mr. Daniel Fitzpatrick, Chief of Party, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) LUNAII project and 70 representatives from government and the private sector take part in the ceremony to launch an intellectual property web portal in Vientiane.
febrero 21, 2019

On February 20, 2019 the United States and Lao governments officially launched an intellectual property web portal at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Vientiane.

febrero 20, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Curaçao Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath on February 18, 2019, outside of the island's capital of Willemstad. Administrator Green thanked the Prime Minister for his support in helping alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, including through Curaçao's recognition of Interim President Juan Guaidó as the rightful leader of Venezuela. Administrator Green and the Prime Minister jointly lamented the vast humanitarian needs in Venezuela, and committed to working together to help the suffering people who are facing shortages of food and medicine by pursuing the agreements necessary to allow the U.S. Government to pre-position civilian humanitarian assistance for Venezuela in private warehouses in Curaçao.

febrero 20, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Curaçao from February 18 to 19, where he met with Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Separately, the Administrator met with representatives of the Venezuelan expatriate community in Curaçao to hear their personal stories and learn more about the local non-governmental organization they have set up, VENEX, to channel private donations of assistance to their countrymen. The Administrator commended the generosity of the Venezuelan residents of Curaçao, and both sides expressed hope that the dark days of despair in Venezuela are coming to an end.

febrero 17, 2019
Interview

Today what we did was bring in a new shipment of humanitarian assistance, about 66 metric tons.  As I made clear, this was not the first, nor will it be the last, there will be other shipments coming in, other materials coming in from countries like Indonesia, they'll be coming in from a variety of sources and it really is (inaudible) what President Guaido asked of President Trump. President Guaido, who we officially recognize as interim president of Venezuela, had a specific request for emergency medical care and nutrition, and so we've been responding. We've been mobilizing assistance getting here, prepositioning here in Colombia, obviously Cucuta primarily, which is what President Guaido and his representatives have asked for.

febrero 16, 2019
Remarks

Several weeks ago, the United States officially recognized Juan Guaidó as the Interim President of Venezuela.  At that time, he made specific requests of President Donald Trump for assistance. The following day, at USAID, we met with his representatives, and they made specific requests for assistance that they needed.  Working closely with the Government of Colombia, that is what has brought us to this day.

febrero 16, 2019
Remarks

Thank you very much. As we just saw, the latest shipment of U.S. humanitarian aid has now arrived here on the Colombian border with Venezuela. To be very clear, this is not the first shipment, nor will it be the last shipment, not only from the United States, but we know that many other countries are joining as well.

febrero 16, 2019
Fact Sheet

The United States is airlifting and pre-positioning additional humanitarian commodities to provide relief to tens of thousands of Venezuelans who are suffering from severe shortages of food and medicine caused by the mismanagement of the illegitimate Maduro regime. The relief supplies include hygiene kits and nutrition products from the warehouse maintained by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Miami, Florida. U.S. military C-17 cargo planes departing from Homestead Air Reserve Base are transporting the supplies to Cúcuta, Colombia as part of the Trump Administration's whole-of-government response to the Venezuela regional crisis.

febrero 15, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green and other USAID officials will travel to the Republic of Colombia from February 15 to February 18 to visit the border with Venezuela. He will tour the warehouse where the United States has been pre-positioning humanitarian commodities to provide relief to Venezuelans who are coping with severe shortages of food and medicine caused by the mismanagement and tyranny of Nicolás Maduro. While in Colombia, he will also meet with USAID staff who are working with governments in the region and humanitarian partners, including non-governmental and faith-based organizations, to help ensure these emergency supplies reach the most-vulnerable populations.

febrero 15, 2019
Readout

Yesterday, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Colombian President Iván Duque at the Blair House in Washington, D.C. Administrator Green and President Duque discussed the importance of further collaboration on security and prosperity initiatives for the people of Colombia to combat violence, counter narcotics cultivation & trafficking, and help to provide alternative livelihoods.

febrero 8, 2019
Fact Sheet

At the request of Interim President Juan Guaidó, the United States is immediately pre-positioning emergency supplies in Colombia to provide relief to Venezuelans coping with severe food and medicine shortages.

febrero 7, 2019
Statement

At the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), we know that investing in women builds resilient, self-reliant, and prosperous societies. Today's launch of the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative will accelerate the achievement of these goals by leveraging the collective resources and expertise of the U.S. Government to unlock the full economic potential of women around the world.

febrero 6, 2019
FACT SHEET

RECOGNIZING THE REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN CRISIS: Former President Nicolas Maduro's systematic economic mismanagement, corruption, and violent oppression have caused severe shortages of food and medicine and needless human suffering, resulting in an exodus of millions of Venezuelans to neighboring countries.

enero 31, 2019

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, will dedicate $12 million to support the expansion of programs, to prevent cervical cancer in the Republics of Malawi and Mozambique through integrated programs to improve women's health.

enero 31, 2019
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Carlos Vecchio, the Charge d'Affaires at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC, and the Honorable Julio Borges, Ambassador of Venezuela to the Lima Group

enero 30, 2019
Readout

Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green spoke by phone with the interim President of Venezuela, the Honorable Juan Guaidó. Administrator Green echoed President Trump and Secretary Pompeo in expressing the United States' solidarity with the Venezuelan people and Venezuela's National Assembly, the only legitimate governing body duly elected by Venezuelans.

enero 29, 2019
Readout

Readout on USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne

enero 24, 2019
Media Note

Today, Secretary of State Pompeo announced that the United States is ready to provide more than $20 million in initial humanitarian assistance to the people of Venezuela as they struggle to cope with severe food and medicine shortages and the other dire impacts of their country's political and economic crisis caused by the illegitimate Maduro regime.

enero 23, 2019

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the United States His Excellency Fareed Yasseen, to reiterate the Administration's commitment to preserving Iraq's rich ethnic and religious diversity.

enero 22, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today in Washington, D.C. with Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque.

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Last updated: February 22, 2019

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