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02-08-2022
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On August 1, Administrator Samantha Power met with Howard G. Buffett, Chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, to discuss the urgent global food security crisis exacerbated by Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine.

02-08-2022

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $88 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Sudan, who continue to experience the devastating effects of violence, food insecurity, and climatic shocks, including severe flooding.

30-07-2022
Statement by Administrator Samantha Power

On this day, USAID honors the resilience of the survivors of human trafficking—people courageously rebuilding their lives after enduring unspeakable horrors. But we cannot stand alone. We urge our partners in government, civil society, and the private sector to join us in our commitment to end human trafficking—the best and only way to honor the victims and survivors of this modern form of slavery.

29-07-2022
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On July 28, USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with His Excellency Massoudou Hassoumi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Niger to reaffirm USAID’s long-standing partnership with the government and people of Niger.

29-07-2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an initial $100,000 in immediate humanitarian assistance to respond to worsening displacement in Papua New Guinea resulting from election- and tribal-related violence which began in May and continues to escalate.

28-07-2022
Press Release

The United States is providing $6 million in new humanitarian assistance and $5 million in economic support, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Mauritania, where nearly 680,000 people are facing a dire hunger crisis – the highest level of food insecurity in the country in a decade.

27-07-2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is proud to announce nearly $74 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the Ukrainian people affected by Russia’s unprovoked war.

27-07-2022
Press Release

The United States is providing more than $12 million, subject to congressional approval, in new development assistance to Senegal through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

27-07-2022
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Today, USAID Administrator Samantha Power held a town hall meeting with U.S. Embassy and USAID staff where she reflected on 75 years of the U.S.-India diplomatic partnership and thanked personnel for their commitment to strengthening the U.S.-India relationship.

27-07-2022
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On July 27, USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with President of Guyana Irfaan Ali to reaffirm USAID’s long-standing partnership with the government and people of Guyana.

27-07-2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $488 million in critical humanitarian assistance to the people of Ethiopia as an historically unprecedented drought threatens the survival of more than 8.1 million people. 

26-07-2022
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On July 25, Administrator Samantha Power arrived in New Delhi, India to advance the United States’ partnership with the Government of India and the Indian people, and reinforce India as a critical global development leader in addressing urgent global challenges, including food insecurity, the climate crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

26-07-2022
Statement By Administrator Samantha Power

On Saturday, that regime executed four pro-democracy champions, including a former member of parliament, for exercising their fundamental freedoms. We join the people of Burma in mourning the unjust and unconscionable loss of Ko Jimmy, Phyo Zeya Thaw, Hla Myo Aung, and Aung Thura Zaw, and we stand in solidarity with the victims’ families and loved ones.

25-07-2022
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On July 24, Administrator Samantha Power traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia where she met with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to discuss the historic drought that has already resulted in acute food insecurity for more than 7 million Somalis. They spoke about strengthening U.S. - Somalia collaboration to prevent widespread famine and increase resilience to future shocks. The two also discussed U.S. support for President Hassan Sheikh’s ambitious reform agenda, focused on promoting national reconciliation, strengthening Somalia’s federal institutions, and addressing the threat from al Shabab. Administrator Power emphasized the importance of strengthening democratic governance and economic reform efforts as the basis for long-term stability.

24-07-2022

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $476 million in critical humanitarian and development assistance to the people of Somalia as a historically unprecedented drought pushes more than 7 million people to the edge of starvation. 

24-07-2022
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On July 23 in Kenya, Administrator Power started the day traveling north to Turkana County. Throughout the day, the Administrator heard from men and women who have lost all or most of their livestock and livelihoods to the devastating drought. She visited Kachoda Health Dispensary, a health facility that treats sick and malnourished children under five. The Administrator spoke with staff and health experts about how to tackle both the immediate and long-term impacts of the unprecedented drought and food insecurity crisis on children’s nutrition. She also met with mothers who have children suffering from acute malnutrition and who have been treated with Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) products that are manufactured in Kenya and purchased through USAID-funding.

22-07-2022

Today, Administrator Power arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, the first stop on a multi-day trip to East Africa where she will meet with government, civil society, humanitarian, and private sector representatives to discuss the region’s unprecedented drought and speak to Kenyans about the resulting hunger crisis made worse by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

22-07-2022

The United States through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing nearly $255 million in additional emergency food and other critical humanitarian and development assistance to the people of Kenya as a historically unprecedented drought pushes more than 4 million people to the edge of starvation. Communities in the Arid and Semi–Arid Land counties of Kenya are experiencing the worst effects of the drought, with farmers losing up to 70 percent of crops and at least 2.4 million livestock deaths reported in May – a significant source of food and income. More than 900,000 children are suffering from severe malnutrition and in urgent need of aid to survive. Many families have yet to fully recover from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other climatic shocks before Russia’s war on Ukraine further exacerbated the hunger crisis with a rise in food, fuel and fertilizer prices. 

22-07-2022
MEDIA ADVISORY

Administrator Power will travel to India on July 25-27. The Administrator will meet with food security and climate experts, civil society, and government officials to discuss the global food security crisis, and the U.S.-India development partnership.

21-07-2022

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the U.S. Energy Association (USEA), sponsored the first ever Cyber Resiliency Challenge for six electric power transmission and distribution utilities from five countries across the Balkans region seeking to improve cyber security for critical infrastructure in Europe and Eurasia. Led by experts from the U.S. energy sector, the two-day series of tabletop exercises enabled utilities to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in their systems in preparation for anticipated cyberattacks. A second Cyber Resiliency Challenge will take place later this summer and will include 13 utilities from five countries within the Black Sea region, including those in Ukraine and Moldova. The Cyber Resiliency Challenge has been informed by U.S. energy experts applying the latest “best practices” in defending critical infrastructure from cyber threats.  

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Last updated: August 19, 2022

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