USAID’s Global Food Security Response

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Two farmers working in the field, picking ‘mloukhieh’ leaves in Ghor As-Safi, Jordan. Photo Credit: Mohammad Magayda, USAID Jordan Mission

Due to COVID-19 and climate change, the world was already experiencing some of the worst levels of food insecurity in modern history. Now, with Putin’s unjustified attack on Ukraine causing reverberating impacts on global food, fuel, and fertilizer supplies, the world is facing a colossal hunger crisis. USAID is responding to the growing emergency by addressing immediate supply disruptions to fulfill humanitarian needs, and through the U.S. government’s Feed the Future initiative, investing in medium and long-term efforts to increase investments in agricultural capacity and resilience, mitigate the global fertilizer shortage, and work with partners across the world to support the most vulnerable affected communities.

Watch USAID Administrator Power on the State of Global Food Security and Nutrition

Last updated: September 29, 2022

September 29, 2022

Today the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an additional $44 million of support for Niger to protect vulnerable populations from the impacts of food insecurity and strengthen resilience in the country. 

August 31, 2022

Thank you so much, Tom. And thanks to everybody who's joined today, this is not the happiest of topics. But it distinguishes itself from other humanitarian events in the world, in that there's something we can do about it. And that's an exciting aspect of this. But that only happens when awareness grows and people dig into the facts and open their hearts to what's happening pretty far away.

August 31, 2022

Earlier this month, thanks to sustained international pressure and diplomacy, Ukrainian grain began to once again move through the Black Sea following a six-month blockade of Ukraine’s ports by Russian forces.

August 19, 2022

Before Russia’s full-scale invasion, Ukraine was the fourth-largest commercial exporter of wheat and one of the World Food Programme’s top suppliers of grain. Russia’s effective blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports has trapped more than 20 million tons of Ukrainian grain inside the country for months, exacerbating the most severe food crisis the world has seen in decades.

August 17, 2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Simon Coveney, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, to discuss mobilizing commitments to scale up access to the treatment for severe malnutrition in children, including the procurement, distribution, and monitoring of Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic Food (RUTF).

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