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COVID-19: Learn how USAID is responding to the coronavirus.

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18-06-2021

Last night, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mobilized another plane full of emergency medical supplies to help Nepal and Pakistan fight the deadly COVID-19 case surges that continue across South Asia.

17-06-2021
Lectura

Agencia de Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional administrador Samantha Power viajó a la ciudad de Guatemala y Huehuetenango, Guatemala del 15 al 16 de junio de 2021 para evaluar y ampliar los programas de desarrollo de USAID y las actividades de asistencia humanitaria con un enfoque en la promoción del crecimiento económico inclusivo y la buena gobernanza.

17-06-2021
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power traveled to Guatemala City and Huehuetenango, Guatemala on June 15-16, 2021 to assess and expand USAID development programs and humanitarian assistance activities with a focus on promoting inclusive economic growth and good governance.

17-06-2021

Today, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced nearly $407 million in additional humanitarian assistance for people affected by the Venezuela regional crisis. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), nearly $251 million of this total will provide emergency food, health, water, and other urgent assistance to Venezuelan migrants and refugees, communities hosting them in neighboring countries, and the most vulnerable in Venezuela. This funding also includes more than $156 million from the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

17-06-2021

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) COVID-19 Task Force Executive Director Jeremy Konyndyk announced more than $91 million to provide urgently needed food assistance, health care, water, and psychosocial support for people across Africa, in order to address urgent humanitarian needs caused by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.

16-06-2021

Yesterday, while on travel to Guatemala, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power formally launched the Guatemala Entrepreneurship and Development Innovation initiative, an almost $39 million alliance with international and local private sector partners to scale technology-driven, market-led solutions to critical development challenges throughout the country. The initiative was first announced by Vice President Harris on June 7, 2021, during her trip to Guatemala.

15-06-2021
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power traveled to San Salvador, El Salvador, on June 14, 2021, to assess USAID programs that are promoting economic growth, security, and good governance in the country.

15-06-2021

While on travel to El Salvador, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power launched the Regional Challenge to Advance Gender Equality in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, a new USAID effort to advance gender equality and increase women’s access, agency, and power. The challenge will start in the fall of 2021, and will include $5 million in USAID funding.

14-06-2021
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power traveled to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on June 13, 2021, to assess USAID humanitarian assistance activities and programs that promote economic growth, security, and good governance in the country. 

13-06-2021
Boletín de Prensa

La Administradora de la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) Samantha Power viajará a Honduras, El Salvador y Guatemala del 13 al 17 de junio para promover los esfuerzos de USAID para contribuir a enfrentar los retos de gobernabilidad, económicos, y de seguridad que están influyendo para que los centroamericanos emigren hacia el norte.

11-06-2021
Statement By Administrator Samantha Power

In May, the family of John Granville, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) employee killed in Sudan in 2008, received compensation through a private settlement with the Government of Sudan. The Government of Sudan agreed to compensate specific victims of terrorist attacks as part of the negotiations for restoration of Sudan’s sovereign immunities.

11-06-2021
Boletín de Prensa

La Administradora de la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) Samantha Power viajará a Honduras, El Salvador y Guatemala del 13 al 17 de junio para promover los esfuerzos de USAID para contribuir a enfrentar los retos de gobernabilidad, económicos, y de seguridad que están influyendo para que los centroamericanos emigren hacia el norte.

11-06-2021
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power will travel to Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala from June 13-17 to advance USAID’s efforts to help address the governance, economic, and security challenges that are driving Central Americans to migrate north.

10-06-2021

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $100,000 in immediate assistance to support response efforts to the devastating Sri Lanka cargo ship fire. The cargo ship, MV X-Press Pearl, which began sinking on June 2, discharged plastic debris and chemical waste into the surrounding waters near the capital city of Colombo, endangering coastal resources and the livelihoods of nearby fishing communities.

10-06-2021

Seven months into the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, human rights atrocities and the full-blown humanitarian crisis are alarming, currently pushing 400,000 innocent people to the brink of famine and loss of life. This must be addressed immediately. We do well to remember the 1980s famine in Ethiopia, which led to an estimated one million deaths, many as a result of food assistance being blocked.

10-06-2021

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced new actions at the G7 to tackle the global climate crisis by helping countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.  Through three important multilateral partnerships, USAID is helping countries prepare for and mitigate climate-related disasters. 

09-06-2021
Readout

On June 9, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power held a day-long series of high-level meetings on the humanitarian catastrophe in Tigray, Ethiopia, convening humanitarian partners, diplomats, aid workers, donor countries, and U.S. Government officials for urgent discussions on fighting famine and ending ongoing atrocities, including widespread and systematic sexual violence. Administrator Power also announced more than $181 million in additional USAID humanitarian assistance to help Ethiopians affected by this spiraling crisis, and met with Ethiopian-Canadian recording artist The Weeknd to discuss raising global awareness about the scale of the need facing those impacted by the conflict.

09-06-2021

Today, Administrator Samantha Power announced that the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $181 million to deliver life-saving food, agricultural supplies, safe drinking water, shelter, health care, and essential services to protect the most vulnerable in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where a worsening humanitarian catastrophe threatens millions of civilians.

09-06-2021
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power is co-hosting an event with the European Union focused on the humanitarian catastrophe in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, and the need for a strong international response to meet urgent humanitarian needs and prevent further atrocities, including widespread sexual and gender-based violence. Approximately 5.2 million out of 6 million people —or some 90% of the population in Tigray—are in need of assistance because of the ongoing conflict and efforts by armed actors to delay and prevent food and other critical supplies from reaching vulnerable populations.

09-06-2021
Readout

The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala:‎

Yesterday, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power spoke with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan to discuss USAID’s enduring partnership with the government and people of Afghanistan, especially Afghan women and girls.

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Last updated: August 17, 2022

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