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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

16-11-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Simon Coveney, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence for the Republic of Ireland, to discuss deepening our partnership in key areas including global food security, acute malnutrition, climate change, and gender equality.

16-11-2022

During COP27, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced progress USAID has made in delivering on two major commitments: President Biden’s Plan to Conserve Global Forests and a USAID commitment to build our partnerships with Indigenous Peoples.

Plan to Conserve Global Forests

At COP26, President Biden announced the U.S. Plan to Conserve Global Forests: Critical Carbon Sinks, a whole-of-government effort to protect the Amazon rainforest and other critical ecosystems worldwide that sequester large quantities of greenhouse gasses.

16-11-2022
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The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announces today a $43.5 million award to empower young people in South Sudan, particularly girls and young women, with knowledge and skills that will enable them to lead healthy, engaged, and productive lives. This activity will build on previous USAID investments to enhance the livelihoods of youth across South Sudan.

16-11-2022
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Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $15 million award over five years, subject to availability of funding, for the Family Planning 2030 (FP2030) partnership.

15-11-2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with journalist Sevgil Musaieva, editor-in-chief of Ukraine’s Ukrainska Pravda, along with representatives from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

15-11-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with exiled-Cuban journalist Abraham Jiménez Enoa, an independent journalist and co-founder of the online magazine El Estornudo, along with representatives from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

15-11-2022
Readout

This morning, Administrator Power met with Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova, to discuss Ukraine’s urgent needs as conditions change on the ground and Putin’s unprovoked war stretches into another winter season.

15-11-2022
Press Release

This week, Administrator Samantha Power announced an open call for innovations for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Countering Transnational Corruption Grand Challenge for Development, Powering A Just Energy Transition Green Minerals Challenge (JET Minerals Challenge).

15-11-2022
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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) welcomes Professor Dean Karlan as the new Chief Economist. In this role, Professor Karlan will serve as USAID’s principal economist and top expert on economic policy and analysis.

14-11-2022
Press Release

At COP27, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a suite of programs to advance gender-responsive climate action.

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Last updated: November 27, 2022

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