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03-05-2021
The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala:‎
 
Today, Samantha Power was sworn into office as the 19th Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development by Vice President Kamala Harris. Afterwards, the Administrator provided remarks to the Agency’s workforce, in which she thanked the USAID workforce for their dedication to the mission and commitment to individual dignity. 
03-05-2021
Statement by USAID Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been a steadfast partner of El Salvador in advancing economic growth, promoting citizen security, and strengthening democracy. A fair, impartial and independent judiciary is essential to the democratic governance USAID supports in El Salvador and around the world, and a necessary precondition for combating corruption and attracting investment.

01-05-2021

The United States continues to deliver on its promise to stand with the people of India amidst the COVID-19 surge. Two air shipments have arrived in India to date, with more on the way. 

30-04-2021
Media Advisory

On Monday, May 3, 2021 at 3:00 p.m., USAID will welcome Samantha Power to be the nineteenth Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Administrator Power will deliver her first remarks to USAID employees around the world, as well as lay out priorities during her tenure in the Biden-Harris Administration.

28-04-2021

As President Joe Biden pledged on April 26, 2021, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is rapidly mobilizing assistance to save lives, stop the spread of COVID-19, and meet the urgent health needs of the Indian people. 

28-04-2021
Statement by Pooja Jhunjhunwala, Acting Spokesperson

Today, the Senate voted to confirm Ambassador Samantha Power as the nineteenth Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID looks forward to her ceremonial swearing-in, scheduled to occur Monday, and the vast experience she will bring to the role as Administrator.

28-04-2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is shipping emergency humanitarian supplies from its Miami warehouse to help people on the island of Saint Vincent affected by the eruption of La Soufrière volcano. La Soufrière has erupted repeatedly since April 9, forcing large-scale evacuations, covering Saint Vincent island with ashfall, and polluting air and water sources. More than 13,000 people have had to evacuate their homes.

27-04-2021

Yesterday, Vice President Harris announced that the United States is providing $310 million in increased assistance to the Northern Triangle, including $255 million in assistance to meet immediate and urgent humanitarian needs for people in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, refugees, other displaced people, and vulnerable migrants in the region. The assistance includes approximately $104 million from the Department of State, $125 million provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and $26 million through the Department of Defense.

26-04-2021
Statement By Acting Administrator Gloria Steele

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to recognize World Immunization Week, a week that highlights the lifesaving importance of vaccines. Routine immunizations represent one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions, saving millions of lives each year and protecting children, pregnant women, and people of all ages from emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

26-04-2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching two new projects worth $74 million over five years, subject to the availability of funds, to help Vietnam contribute to addressing the global climate crisis. These new projects will help conserve a forest area nearly the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. Healthier, fuller forests, coupled with strong biodiversity, is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

25-04-2021

Five years ago, on April 25, 2016, USAID experienced one of its darkest days. We awoke to horrific news: Xulhaz Mannan, a dedicated USAID/Bangladesh employee, had been brutally murdered in his Dhaka home by extremists. 

23-04-2021
Statement by Acting Administrator Gloria Steele

This Sunday, World Malaria Day, we recognize how American generosity and compassion can change lives. Fifteen years ago, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) sparked hope around the world that, together, we could end this suffering. The results have been truly incredible. Thanks to PMI, at least 1 billion people have received nets to keep them safe from deadly mosquito bites. More than 700 million people have received life-saving treatment. Dedicated and caring health workers have advanced their skills with 2 million trainings. Hundreds of labs have been equipped to track mosquito and parasite mutations that threaten health security. Today, scientists believe we can end malaria in our lifetimes.

23-04-2021
Statement by Acting Administrator Gloria Steele

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to recognize World Book and Copyright Day. Celebrated each year on April 23, the day pays tribute to books, authors, and the joy of reading.

22-04-2021
Statement by Acting Administrator Gloria Steele

On April 22, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorates Earth Day. In line with this year’s theme, “Restore our Earth,” USAID recognizes the need for global progress in environmental protection and reiterate our commitment to meet the urgent environmental challenges we face.

20-04-2021

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $100,000 in immediate assistance to support people affected by Typhoon Surigae in Palau. Typhoon Surigae is the first typhoon of the season in the western Pacific ocean, and has severely impacted people in Palau’s outer islands and the main island. The slow moving typhoon brought significant rain and heavy winds, causing inundating floods and resulting in damage to homes and properties.

19-04-2021
Statement by Acting Administrator Gloria Steele

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) welcomes the reaching of an agreement by the UN World Food Program (WFP) to establish humanitarian operations in Venezuela. WFP will provide critically needed food assistance and reach millions of children in need.

19-04-2021
Statement by Acting Administrator Gloria Steele

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I wish joy and peace to everyone celebrating the Festival of Ridván.

15-04-2021

Today, the United States announced more than $95 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of South Sudan who are affected by ongoing political conflict and are facing extreme food insecurity, including likely famine. This funding includes more than $52 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and nearly $43 million from the U.S. Department of State. It brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to more than $482 million so far in Fiscal Year 2021.

13-04-2021

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supported capacity building efforts in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau, which in turn helped to secure $10.4 million in climate change-related grants from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). This funding will help the people of these two countries to be safer and more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Climate change is an existential threat to both nations.

13-04-2021
Press Release

USAID Provides $100,000 in Immediate Disaster Relief to People Affected by La Soufrière Volcano Eruption The U.S. Agency for International Development is providing an immediate $100,000 in disaster relief for people affected by violent eruptions of La Soufrière Volcano on the island of Saint Vincent. This assistance follows support USAID has already provided to the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) for evacuation efforts and the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross to assess humanitarian needs.​ The eruptions sent ash tens of thousands of feet into the air, causing heavy ashfall. Up to 19,000 people are being evacuated for an undetermined period and will require humanitarian assistance.

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Last updated: August 13, 2022

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