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COVID-19: Learn how USAID is responding to the coronavirus.


Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance Builds Upon U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response

As we work together to defeat the coronavirus at home, the United States stands with our global partners in their time of need, as we always have. A healthier world means a healthier United States.


The indefatigable Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer is leaving public life after having served his country and ten presidents over 52 years.  


The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day.  Free and independent journalism is vital to open and democratic societies.  The role of journalists is even more important during a public health crisis like the one we face today, when they serve as "first corresponders."


Today, I announced three new funding opportunities as part of the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Agency's intent to develop NPI Action Plans at all of our Missions around the world.


Malaria thrives in times of crisis. When Ebola struck Africa and disrupted health care, malaria spiked. When Cyclones Idai and Kenneth tore through the Republic of Mozambique, malarious mosquitoes flourished in floodwater. As the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela caused by the criminal Maduro regime spiralled out of control, malaria soared.


Today, we remember the life of vibrant, selfless, and loving Xulhaz Mannan. On April 25, 2016, Xulhaz and his friend, Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy, were brutally murdered by men who tried to stop Xulhaz's fight for the human rights of all people.


On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I extend my warmest wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world for a blessed and joyous Ramadan.


Today, on April 22, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorates this 50th Earth Day by celebrating the many ways our Agency works to increase the health of ecosystems around the world. Our approaches include the conservation, management, and restoration of forests, three major pathways for addressing the habitability of our planet.


The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $400,000 in immediate assistance to support the response to Tropical Cyclone Harold, which unleashed severe destruction during its week-long path across the southern Pacific Islands.

Statement from Acting Administrator John Barsa

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I would like to extend warm wishes to Christian communities that are celebrating Easter -- both members of Western Churches who observed Easter last Sunday, April 13, 2020, and of Eastern Churches who will do so this coming Sunday.

Statement by Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I would like to extend my best wishes for Chag Pesach Kasher ve’Sameach to all Jews who are celebrating the end of Passover around the world.


Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released its first ever Digital Strategy, which charts an Agency-wide vision for development and humanitarian assistance through the responsible use of digital technology in the world's rapidly evolving digital landscape.

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The pandemic of COVID-19 has devastated Italy, one of the United States' closest and oldest allies.  The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide critically needed assistance to mitigate the overwhelming disruption the pandemic has had on the delivery of health care in communities throughout Italy and the country's economic stability.  The assistance will help improve Italian citizens' access to essential health care and assist them to recover from the impact of the pandemic and re-enter, contribute to, and stabilize the economy. 


On March 25, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green swore in Dr. Alma Crumm Golden as USAID's Assistant Administrator for Global Health.


Every March 24, the international community recognizes World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. This year, it comes at a time when communities across the globe are also working to control another devastating respiratory pandemic, COVID-19. While we can still reflect on the progress made in fighting TB, today serves as a worldwide call to acknowledge the tremendous global impact of contagious infectious diseases, and the need for accelerated action to address them and safeguard global health everywhere.


The U.S. Government announced today the release of $62 million from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious-Disease Outbreaks (ERF) at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to address the pandemic of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus now called SARS-CoV-2.


Congratulations to John Barsa on his designation by President Trump as Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) upon my departure on April 10.


For two and a half years, I have had the honor, and the joy, of serving as the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Today, it is with pride, and not a little sadness, that I announce my plans to leave USAID and return to the private sector next month.


On March 12, 2020, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean John D. Barsa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Robert E. Perez, Deputy Commissioner for United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).


President Trump's National Security Strategy states, "There can be no moral equivalency between nations that uphold the rule of law, empower women, and respect individual rights and those that brutalize and suppress their people."  Today, as we do every day, we at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) put these words into action in celebration of International Women's Day.


Last updated: September 27, 2020

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