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03-12-2022
Statement By Administrator Samantha Power

Every December 3, in solidarity with the one billion persons with disabilities around the world, we commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Throughout our Agency’s work, we have a strong history of delivering development impact that benefits persons with disabilities.

03-12-2022
Readout

On December 2, Administrator Samantha Power met with Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov to discuss USAID’s support for Ukraine's digital transformation to enhance the resilience of the Government of Ukraine and ensure uninterrupted access to online government services in wartime for its citizens.

03-12-2022
Press Release

The United States strongly endorses the ongoing bilateral discussions between Armenia and Azerbaijan towards a comprehensive peace agreement. On November 28, USAID awarded the “South Caucasus Transportation Assessment” to support greater regional economic connectivity, which will bolster peace and reconciliation efforts.

02-12-2022
Media Advisory

On December 6, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. EST, USAID Administrator Samantha Power will give remarks at the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) opening plenary on “Uprooting Corruption, Defending Democratic Values.”

01-12-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Ali Sabry to further USAID’s understanding of the Government of Sri Lanka’s priorities and reforms to address the country’s economic crisis. The two discussed how USAID can support a viable path forward for Sri Lanka’s recovery and growth. 

01-12-2022
Statement By Administrator Samantha Power

Today marks the 34th anniversary of World AIDS Day, first commemorated in 1988 as a day of solidarity to honor the victims and survivors of HIV and AIDS.

30-11-2022
Media Advisory

On Friday, December 2, at 10:15 a.m. EST, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will convene the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA) for its first public meeting with its newly appointed membership.

30-11-2022
Press Release

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is working toward a future where digital technology promotes inclusive growth, fosters resilient and democratic societies, and empowers everyone, including the most vulnerable and marginalized – true vision of inclusive development for a digital age.

29-11-2022
Press Release

As the world continues its fight against COVID-19, other ongoing outbreaks are stark reminders of the continued and constant threat posed by infectious diseases. The global mpox outbreak and an Ebola outbreak in Uganda are just two of the most recent examples of how the risks and impact of emerging infectious diseases are increasing daily, and how global systems remain ill-equipped to identify and contain these threats. Every outbreak carries the risk of spreading regionally or globally, impacting health, economies, and societies.

28-11-2022
Joint Press Release

As of November 2022, the coordinated action of Ukrainian farmers, supporting countries, and charitable organizations are fulfilling Ukraine’s urgent need for grain storage resulting from the impacts of the Russian Federation’s unprovoked war, including the previous blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports.

22-11-2022

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announces the launch of the second phase of its Environmental Restoration of the Aral Sea activity. USAID will provide up to $1.6 million, subject to the availability of funds, to expand the project from Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan, which will improve resilience to the adverse effects of desertification in the Aral Sea region by growing new forests.

22-11-2022
Press Release

For over 60 years, USAID has been a leader in the fight to end global malnutrition. In October, President Biden signed H.R.4693, the Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act of 2021, into law, which further directs USAID to undertake efforts to prevent and treat malnutrition globally, placing the Agency at the center of the U.S. government's work on global nutrition.

22-11-2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Department of State, is providing an additional $4.5 billion in direct budgetary support to the Government of Ukraine.

22-11-2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Department of State, is providing an additional $4.5 billion in direct budgetary support to the Government of Ukraine.

20-11-2022
Press Release

Today, in Caloocan City, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff announced $5 million in additional COVID-19 funding, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to accelerate vaccine rollout in the Philippines.

18-11-2022
Press Release

During COP27, the annual UN Climate Conference held from November 7 to November 18, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced multiple initiatives to advance progress to combat the climate crisis. These announcements complement the Agency’s ongoing efforts to support partner countries around the world transition to renewable energy, conserve globally critical ecosystems like tropical forests, and prepare for climate change impacts that are already upon us.

18-11-2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing up to $20 million for the “Grain from Ukraine" initiative, announced by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the G20 Summit earlier this week, to help feed people around the world facing staggering levels of food insecurity. USAID will provide support through the UN World Food Program (WFP) to facilitate additional shipments of Ukrainian grain moving through the Black Sea Grain Initiative.

17-11-2022
Press Release

Today at COP27, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $33 million to provide communities at risk of climate-prone disasters – including cyclones, droughts, and floods – with access to effective early warning systems.

16-11-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Nadia Murad, co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, UNODC Goodwill Ambassador, and founder of Nadia’s Initiative, to discuss support for Yezidis and other survivors of atrocities in Iraq and Syria, women's empowerment, survivor-centered support, and post-conflict development.

16-11-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with members of the Lebanese diaspora community, in a forum hosted by the American Task Force on Lebanon (ATFL), to share observations and discuss USAID’s ongoing efforts in Lebanon following her recent visit to the country.

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Last updated: December 04, 2022

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