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.

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Last updated: October 26, 2022

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).

August 17, 2022

Today, USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for South and Central Asia, North Africa, the United Nations and the Commonwealth, House of Lords of the United Kingdom.

August 16, 2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Sir Chris Hohn, Founder of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), to discuss mobilizing commitments to help meet the urgent needs of children facing life-threatening acute malnutrition, or wasting, globally.

August 16, 2022

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing over $68 million in additional funding to the UN World Food Program (WFP) to purchase, move, and store up to 150,000 metric tons of Ukrainian wheat to help respond to the world’s worst food crises.

August 16, 2022

Nearly six months ago, Russian forces launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, exacerbating a brutal unprovoked war against the country.