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19-07-2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with Abdul Qadir Patel, Federal Health Minister for the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination of Pakistan, to congratulate him on his new role and share appreciation for Pakistan’s robust response to COVID-19. 

18-07-2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power delivered an address on the growing global food security crisis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies headquarters, co-hosted by the Eleanor Crook Foundation. The Administrator laid out the severity of the current food crisis, particularly in the Horn of Africa, outlined steps the United States is taking to address global hunger and malnutrition, and emphasized the urgent need for additional action to prevent the crisis from getting much worse.

18-07-2022

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $169 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support people affected by Russia’s war against Ukraine, which has pushed nearly 12 million people from their homes. This funding is in addition to USAID’s ongoing activities supporting the Ukrainian people. USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team has been working since day one of Russia’s unprovoked war to ramp up relief alongside partners to meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations, including people who have been forced to flee their homes. 

18-07-2022
READOUT

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska. The Administrator affirmed the United States’ unwavering support for a sovereign, democratic, and prosperous Ukraine, free and secure in its internationally-recognized borders. She emphasized the United States remains committed to Ukraine’s long-term recovery and development priorities, while also working to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of the Ukrainian people. 

18-07-2022
Press Release

An unprecedented drought in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia—part of a region known as the Horn of Africa—is pushing millions of people to the brink of starvation. More than 18 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, primarily as a result of the drought. In response, Administrator Samantha Power announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing nearly $1.3 billion in additional critical humanitarian and development assistance to help stave off mass starvation and deaths.

18-07-2022
Media Advisory

From July 22 through July 24, Administrator Samantha Power will travel to East Africa, a region where an unprecedented drought is pushing millions to the brink of starvation and where food insecurity is being further exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

18-07-2022

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an initial $100,000 in immediate humanitarian assistance to Cabo Verde in response to widespread food insecurity resulting from the compounding effects of years of drought, the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing inflation and supply constraints from Russia’s war against Ukraine.

15-07-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Power hosted a roundtable discussion with USAID implementing partners providing humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected communities in northern Ethiopia.

15-07-2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $15 million in additional humanitarian assistance for vulnerable Palestinians, particularly in Gaza, in response to rising food insecurity in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

15-07-2022
Press Release

President Joseph R. Biden announced two new USAID grants under the Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act (MEPPA) Partnership for Peace Fund during his visit to Israel and the West Bank.

15-07-2022
Press Release

The United States is providing more than $82 million in new humanitarian assistance in Uganda  through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State.

14-07-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. The Administrator congratulated the Prime Minister on the success of the recent international recovery conference. They discussed ways in which Ukraine can harness the private sector to help meet essential needs and leverage finite resources to maximize the impact of international support as they develop recovery plans.

13-07-2022
Media Advisory

On Monday, July 18, Administrator Samantha Power will deliver a keynote address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, co-hosted by the Eleanor Crook Foundation, on the growing global food security crisis, outlining steps the United States is taking to address global hunger and malnutrition.

12-07-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships, to discuss global food security and the historic drought in the Horn of Africa.

12-07-2022
Readout

Today, USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with Spain’s Secretary of State for International Cooperation Pilar Cancela. They discussed the global food security crisis, as well as democracy and humanitarian needs in Central America. 

12-07-2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, provided an additional $1.7 billion to the Government of Ukraine, as part of President Biden’s commitment to President Zelenskyy to provide Ukraine with direct budgetary aid. This contribution was made possible with generous bipartisan support from Congress.

12-07-2022
Readout

On July 11, Administrator Samantha Power met with Ambassador Susanna Moorehead, Chair of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC). They discussed the continued need for cooperation on international development issues, including responding to the global food security crisis.

09-07-2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State, is providing nearly $368 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support people affected by Russia’s war in Ukraine, which has pushed nearly 12 million people from their homes.

07-07-2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $117 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of South Sudan, who continue to experience the devastating effects of violence, food insecurity, the COVID-19 pandemic, and successive years of widespread flooding.

06-07-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power convened a roundtable with government leaders from nine countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to discuss solutions to address regional food insecurity made worse by Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. 

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Last updated: August 17, 2022

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