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March 26, 2020

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.

March 24, 2020

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.

March 18, 2020

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.

March 17, 2020

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.

March 16, 2020

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.

March 13, 2020

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).

March 8, 2020

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.

March 6, 2020

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced our first-ever Policy on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA). Sexual exploitation and abuse of beneficiaries undermines the goals of international development and humanitarian assistance, and runs counter to our core values. This new Policy articulates how we will ensure people have safe access to USAID-funded services and activities.

March 6, 2020

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $10 million in humanitarian assistance to support regional operations to control desert locusts in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Republic of Kenya, and the Federal Republic of Somalia. This announcement brings the U.S. Government's humanitarian response to the infestation of locusts to a total of $19 million. By helping to reduce the size of the swarms, this aid is expected to have a positive impact on affected communities throughout the Horn of Africa.

March 3, 2020

Today in Turkey, the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Kelly Craft, announced $108 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Syria in response to the ongoing crisis caused by Assad regime, Russian, and Iranian forces. This includes nearly $56 million from the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and more than $52 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It brings the total U.S. humanitarian response to more than $10.6 billion since the start of the Syria crisis. The United States remains the largest single donor of humanitarian assistance - both in Syria and around the world. This assistance is a component of our National Security Strategy to prioritize the reduction of human suffering. We appreciate all donors who have stepped up and continue to encourage both traditional and new donors to increase their efforts to help meet growing needs.

March 2, 2020

The U.S. Government announced today a commitment of $37 million in financing from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for 25 countries affected by novel coronavirus COVID-19 or at high risk of its spread. The U.S. Government is providing these funds to the World Health Organization, other multilateral institutions, and programs led by USAID's implementing partners. These are the first U.S. Government funds committed from the pledge of up to $100 million announced by the U.S. Department of State on February 7, 2020. Because an infectious-disease threat anywhere can be a threat everywhere, we call on other donors to contribute to the effort to combat COVID-19 as well.

February 19, 2020

In response to the outbreak of desert locusts in East Africa, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will be providing $8 million in humanitarian assistance to support regional operations to control locusts in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Republic of Kenya, and the Federal Republic of Somalia.

February 18, 2020
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited the Republic of Tunisia from February 16-18, 2020. His visit was part of a joint trip focused on USAID's investments in Libya and Tunisia. During his travel to Tunisia, Administrator Green met with Tunisian and Libyan civil-society representatives to discuss the current challenges and opportunities that face their respective countries. The discussion with Tunisian civil-society representatives revolved around how the country was able to channel the energy of youth protests and activism into the constitutional and democratic process, and what lessons USAID can glean to help support similar activists in other parts of the world. The discussion with Libyan civil-society representatives focused on the challenges that face women, youth, and indigenous populations and their efforts to promote a more democratic and inclusive society. Administrator Green also met with the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, the Honorable Richard Norland, to discuss USAID's work to support communities throughout Libya and Libyan partners.

February 17, 2020
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green attended the Munich Security Conference (MSC) from February 14-16, 2020. At MSC, the Administrator participated in a number of panel and roundtable discussions

February 17, 2020
Remarks

USAID Administrator Mark Green's Remarks on Tunisia's Youth in Kairouan, Tunisia

February 14, 2020
Remarks

USAID Administrator Mark Green made remarks at Bayerischer Hof at the Munich Security Conference in Germany

February 13, 2020
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Tunisia from February 13-18, 2020.

February 12, 2020
Remarks

So to be clear, women's economic empowerment has long been a part of USAID's work. What W-GDP brings to the mission is new energy and a new comprehensive approach, an approach involving every part of the Executive Branch, from office to agency, from missions in the field to the Oval Office itself. It's bringing new resources, new analytic metrics, and a laser-sharp focus on the barriers that prevent women from having their place at the economic table.

February 10, 2020
Remarks

Thank you all for joining us today for the rollout of the President's Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request for both the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. I'll just quickly turn this over to the Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun and USAID Administrator Mark Green for opening remarks.  At the conclusion, we'll have a few subject matter experts at the podium to take a few of your questions.

February 10, 2020

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that the U.S. Government will commit $1.16 billion over Fiscal Years 2020-2023 to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, subject to Congressional appropriations. This includes $290 million in the Fiscal Year 2021 President's Budget, released today.

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Last updated: March 28, 2020

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