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31-07-2021
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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎

Today, Administrator Samantha Power began a multi-day trip to Sudan to strengthen the U.S. Government’s partnership with Sudan’s transitional leaders and the Sudanese people in building a new government and forging democratic institutions following the 2019 revolution that overthrew the regime led by former President Omar Al Bashir—a government responsible for nearly three decades of atrocities against the Sudanese people and systematic corruption.

30-07-2021

In response to growing needs in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United States is providing more than $149 million in additional humanitarian assistance, including more than $105 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The United States is the largest single donor of humanitarian aid to the Tigray response efforts, providing nearly $637 million since the conflict began.

30-07-2021
Statement by Administrator Samantha Power

July 30 is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The crime of human trafficking affects an estimated 25 million people around the world: adults and children in sex trafficking or forced labor. On this day, at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), we honor the resilience of those who have endured the pain and cruelty of human trafficking, and who are courageously rebuilding their lives. We reaffirm our commitment to preventing criminals from exploiting people for profit, and we invite all to join the challenge to help end human trafficking.

29-07-2021

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power announced the United States, through USAID, will invest $305 million in the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) over the next three years. The announcement was made virtually at the GPE Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025 in London. The event was co-hosted by the United Kingdom and Kenya.

29-07-2021
Statement by Administrator Samantha Power

Today, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s comprehensive, whole-of-government approach to ensure orderly, safe, and humane migration, the White House released the Root Causes Strategy and the Collaborative Migration Management Strategy. USAID will play an integral role in the implementation of both strategies as we strengthen our efforts to address the economic, governance, and security challenges that drive so many from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to attempt the dangerous journey north.

29-07-2021
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Administrator Samantha Power will travel to Sudan and Ethiopia July 31–August 4 to strengthen the U.S. Government’s partnership with Sudan’s transitional leaders and citizens, explore how to expand USAID’s support for Sudan’s transition to a civilian-led democracy, and continue to press the Government of Ethiopia to allow full and unhindered humanitarian access to prevent famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

28-07-2021

The United States continues to take decisive action to protect both the American people and the world’s most vulnerable by providing safe and effective vaccines around the world. Today, during his first trip to India, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide $25 million (about 185 crore rupees) to support India’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

28-07-2021

This week, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power helped to kick off the Prosper Africa Build Together Campaign at the Corporate Council on Africa’s U.S.-Africa Business Summit. As announced by Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Africa Dana L. Banks and reinforced by Department of Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo, the campaign is a targeted effort to elevate and energize the United States’ commitment to trade and investment with countries across the African continent under the Biden-Harris Administration.

27-07-2021
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Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power met with Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian relief agency.

27-07-2021
Statement by Administrator Samantha Power

I am pleased to announce U.S. support for the candidacy of Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin for Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at elections to be held during the Plenipotentiary Conference from September 26 - October 14, 2022.

27-07-2021

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Department of State, is providing nearly $199 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Somalia. The Somali people have faced decades of chronic food insecurity, violence, and cycles of drought and flooding, which have all been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic and recurring desert locust infestations. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution to Somalia to $408 million for Fiscal Year 2021 to date.

26-07-2021
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On July 23, 2021, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power met with the new United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths. Administrator Power congratulated Under-Secretary-General Griffiths as he begins his new role, and conveyed the U.S. Government’s continued commitment to principled humanitarian action and continued partnership with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

23-07-2021

Today, the United States announced nearly $155 million in additional humanitarian assistance for people affected by crisis in Iraq. This support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State will provide lifesaving aid for Iraqis, Iraqi refugees in neighboring countries, and the communities hosting them.

22-07-2021
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On July 20, 2021, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power met with Republic of Korea Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-moon and discussed building on the long standing partnership and history of cooperation between USAID and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). USAID closed its Mission in Seoul back in 1980, and the Republic of Korea has become an important example of a country that was once a foreign aid recipient and is now a growing donor of development assistance and a close partner with USAID on development projects in the Indo-Pacific and around the world.

22-07-2021
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On July 21, 2021, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power met virtually with Per Olsson Fridh, Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden. They discussed opportunities to work together to promote democracy, human rights, and independent media, especially in Eastern Europe, and expressed shared support for the Belarusian people who are standing up for democratic values and human rights. They further agreed on the importance of development and humanitarian assistance to support Sudan’s transitional democracy. They noted the recent protests in Cuba due to continued human rights violations and discussed support for independent media, activists, and opposition leaders.

22-07-2021
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Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power met virtually with World Bank Group (WBG) President David Malpass. They discussed their respective COVID-19 response and recovery priorities, and the need to mobilize global partners to scale up vaccine financing, manufacturing, and readiness in partner countries.

22-07-2021
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Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Principal Advisor Mark Feierstein met with Albert Ramdin, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and Cooperation for the Republic of Suriname. Feierstein discussed our commitment to support the Government of Suriname on a wide range of mutual interests, including climate change, energy resilience, environmental conservation, citizen security, and COVID response.

21-07-2021
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On July 20, 2021, Administrator Power met with Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya, leader of Belarus’s democratic movement, who thanked the U.S. for its longstanding support of the Belarusian people. The Administrator expressed appreciation for Tsikhanouskaya’s tireless advocacy for human rights, and she voiced grave concern over the government’s increasingly ruthless crackdown and its dangerous efforts to downplay the COVID-19 pandemic. They discussed how the United States can further hold accountable those orchestrating violent repression, while supporting those working towards an inclusive dialogue and a new election.

20-07-2021
Statement by Administrator Samantha Power

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development, I want to wish a joyous Eid al-Adha to all those celebrating.

20-07-2021

On Tuesday, July 20, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced new funding to create research and innovation centers in Liberia and Guatemala. Subject to availability of funds, USAID plans to provide $30 million over the next five years for this initiative. In Liberia, the center will use research and build training capacity to address health system challenges. In Guatemala, a series of centers will focus on economic growth innovations, entrepreneurship, training, and capacity building to increase livelihoods and address the root causes of migration. These two new awards add to the growing Higher Education Solutions Network portfolio at USAID focused on strengthening research systems in USAID partner countries.

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Last updated: August 19, 2022

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