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14-04-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Power met with Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova to discuss the United States’ ongoing support to Ukraine in the wake of the Russian Federation’s invasion.

14-04-2022
Press Release

Today, USAID released its first Equity Action Plan, which details five key recommendations to advance equity with underserved communities, including racial and ethnic equity, in our policies, programs and partner base. USAID, along with other federal agencies, are committed to advancing equity and stand with the Biden-Harris Administration to prioritize the advancement of equity throughout the federal government.

14-04-2022
Readout

On April 12, Administrator Power spoke with Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. They discussed the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine, the challenges in ensuring humanitarian assistance reaches communities on the frontlines of the war, as well as the Ukrainian government’s needs as they work to deliver essential services.

14-04-2022
Press Release

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced 24 initiatives to protect our ocean at the Our Ocean Conference 2022 in Palau.

13-04-2022
Press Release

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will contribute an additional $18 million to Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the major global fund for education in emergencies. USAID announced the additional funding during ECW’s scoping visit to Moldova to support the response to the crisis in Ukraine. 

12-04-2022

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development and LIXIL, a global housing and sanitation products multinational company, launched the Partnership for Better Living to expand access to affordable sanitation and hygiene solutions for the underserved in up to 11 countries across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia by 2026.

12-04-2022
Readout

On April 11, Administrator Samantha Power traveled to Lorman, Mississippi to participate in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between USAID and Alcorn State University, the first Black land-grant institution established in the United States, back in 1871.

11-04-2022

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Alcorn State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate increased collaboration and promote a shared pursuit of more inclusive and sustainable social and economic development, with a particular focus on research in the areas of agriculture, climate change, and science and technology.

08-04-2022

Today, Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with Aung Myo Min, Human Rights Minister, National Unity Government of Burma, to discuss the ongoing crisis in Burma and efforts to support the restoration of Burma’s path to inclusive democracy.

07-04-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Power visited the Ukraine-Moldova border in Palanca, first stopping at a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) blue dot refugee reception area and then traveling to the border crossing. She met with UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) teams, as well as Moldovan volunteers and border guards, to discuss the humanitarian response at the border and contingency planning in the event of an increased surge of refugees fleeing southern Ukraine. The Administrator also spoke with Ukrainians who had just crossed the border and heard the wrenching stories of the violence that drove them from their homes as Vladimir Putin continues this senseless, brutal, and unprovoked war. 

07-04-2022
Readout

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Deputy Administrator Coleman expressed USAID’s appreciation for our long-standing partnership with WHO, and welcomed further discussions about future collaboration.

07-04-2022
Readout

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎ Yesterday, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with Sir Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome Trust, to discuss COVID-19 response and pandemic preparedness, and new Wellcome Trust priorities on addressing climate and mental health. 

07-04-2022
Media Advisory

On Monday, April 11, 2022, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power will travel to Lorman, Mississippi to announce a new partnership between USAID and Alcorn State University, the first Black land-grant institution established in the United States, to promote more inclusive and sustainable social and economic development.

06-04-2022
Remarks

I’d like to thank you all for joining us today, especially those who may have just learned about USAID or have yet to partner with us. For 60 years, USAID has collaborated with U.S. and international organizations from across the public and private sectors, NGOs, civil society, and local actors, seeking their expertise and engaging their networks to drive development progress in more than 100 countries around the world – as you heard Gabi say

06-04-2022
Remarks to Press

When the Moldovan people brought President Sandu into office with a strong, overwhelming mandate for building a more democratic and prosperous country, it was a demonstration of the Moldovan people's commitment to that shared belief. Six months ago, at a time when democracy was on its back heels and authoritarians were using disinformation, cyber-attacks and corruption to weaken democracies, Moldova was a bright spot in seeking to tackle these challenges. A bright spot against a backdrop of a darkening global picture. A lot has happened in the last six months, and very particularly in the last six weeks. Now, authoritarians aren't just weakening democracies from the outside, they are raining down bombs and steel on innocent people.  

06-04-2022

On April 6, Administrator Power announced $50 million of additional economic and development assistance to bolster Moldova’s resilience to the long-term economic consequences of Putin’s brutal war in Ukraine.

06-04-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Power was in Chisinau, Moldova, where she met with President Maia Sandu and expressed her gratitude for Moldova’s generosity in welcoming Ukrainian refugees and reaffirmed the United States commitment to supporting Moldova’s economic and development goals. The Administrator also met with Moldovan journalists, members of civil society who are working to document war crimes in Ukraine and USAID’s Moldovan staff.

06-04-2022

To address growing food insecurity that is already affecting tens of millions of people across West Africa, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $311 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support vulnerable people in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin regions.

06-04-2022

In response to the devastating drought in the Horn of Africa, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing nearly $114 million in additional humanitarian aid to meet the needs of people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, affected by the unprecedented drought. The region has faced two straight years of inadequate rainfall to support basic water, agriculture and livestock needs, the impact of which is devastating for a population heavily dependent on crops and livestock for food and livelihoods. In total, more than 20 million people across the region are projected to need emergency food assistance this year, a 70 percent increase from the devastating drought in 2016-2017.

05-04-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power was in Bratislava, Slovakia, where she met with Slovak government leaders, activists, and citizens who have shown enormous generosity in helping Ukrainians forced to flee Putin’s unprovoked and brutal war. The Administrator met with Ukrainian refugees, as well as national and local officials, and civil society actors working to combat the Russian disinformation that stokes divisions and undermines democracy in Slovakia. Throughout her visit, the Administrator reaffirmed the strength of the U.S. Government’s partnership with the Slovak Republic, grounded in a shared commitment to advance democratic values and human rights.

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Last updated: May 22, 2022

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