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16-08-2022
Readout

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.

16-08-2022
Press Release

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.

16-08-2022
Statement

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

16-08-2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $100,000 in immediate assistance to support the people affected by severe flooding in Pakistan resulting from heavy monsoon rains since mid-June. 

15-08-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director (ED) Cathy Russell, to discuss mobilizing commitments for the procurement and distribution of Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic Food (RUTF).

12-08-2022
Press Release

Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a $30 million commitment to support gender equality and women’s empowerment in Afghanistan.

12-08-2022
Press Release

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed a $40 million agreement to increase international support for Afghan children, particularly adolescent girls, to realize their right to education.

12-08-2022
Press Release

Today the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an $80 million commitment to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve food security and nutrition for Afghans experiencing severe food insecurity, including women, women-headed households, and smallholder farmers and herders.

12-08-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power hosted Malawian government anti-corruption reformers, Indian anti-corruption champions from Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKKS), and a representative from the Open Government Partnership (OGP) to discuss anti-corruption best practices and priorities.

11-08-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with journalists from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua about the state of press freedom in their respective countries.

11-08-2022
Media Advisory

On August 11, 2022, USAID Administrator Samantha Power and Top Chef judge and food activist Tom Colicchio will host a Twitter Spaces discussion with experts to examine the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa and the response to the ongoing historic drought. 

10-08-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Mostafa Terrab, Chairman and CEO of OCP Group, a leading global provider of phosphate and other products that develops fertilizer solutions customized to local conditions and crop needs. 

09-08-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Svenja Schulze, Germany’s Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, to discuss the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria's (Global Fund) Seventh Replenishment as well as the global food security crisis.

09-08-2022
Media Advisory

On August 11, 2022, USAID Administrator Samantha Power and Top Chef judge and food activist Tom Colicchio will host a Twitter Spaces discussion with experts to examine the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa and the response to the ongoing historic drought.

09-08-2022
Statement by Administrator Samantha Power

Two years ago, the people of Belarus exercised their democratic right to elect their president. In response, Alyaksandr Lukashenka falsified the results and claimed victory, trampling the democratic aspirations and rights of the Belarusian people.

08-08-2022
Remarks to Press

Good afternoon and welcome to all of our outlets. Welcome to the press conference with the elimination of the U.S. conference led by the Administrator USAID Samantha Power.

08-08-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power began her final day in Colombia with a visit to the U.S. Embassy, where she met with Embassy and USAID staff and expressed appreciation for their commitment to the Colombian people.

08-08-2022
Lectura

Hoy, la Administradora Samantha Power comenzó su último día en Colombia con una visita a la Embajada de los Estados Unidos, donde se reunió con el personal de la Embajada y de USAID y expresó su agradecimiento por su compromiso con el pueblo colombiano.

08-08-2022

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is providing an additional $4.5 billion in direct budgetary support to the Government of Ukraine to help alleviate the acute budget deficit caused by Putin’s brutal war of aggression. The Government of Ukraine will receive the funding in tranches, beginning with a $3 billion disbursement in August. This contribution was made possible with generous bipartisan support from Congress.

08-08-2022
Press Release

Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced that it is providing $15 million to the United Nations (UN) Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

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Last updated: August 17, 2022

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