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February 15, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green and other USAID officials will travel to the Republic of Colombia from February 15 to February 18 to visit the border with Venezuela. He will tour the warehouse where the United States has been pre-positioning humanitarian commodities to provide relief to Venezuelans who are coping with severe shortages of food and medicine caused by the mismanagement and tyranny of Nicolás Maduro. While in Colombia, he will also meet with USAID staff who are working with governments in the region and humanitarian partners, including non-governmental and faith-based organizations, to help ensure these emergency supplies reach the most-vulnerable populations.

February 15, 2019

Yesterday, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Colombian President Iván Duque at the Blair House in Washington, D.C. Administrator Green and President Duque discussed the importance of further collaboration on security and prosperity initiatives for the people of Colombia to combat violence, counter narcotics cultivation & trafficking, and help to provide alternative livelihoods.

February 8, 2019
Fact Sheet

At the request of Interim President Juan Guaidó, the United States is immediately pre-positioning emergency supplies in Colombia to provide relief to Venezuelans coping with severe food and medicine shortages.

February 7, 2019

At the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), we know that investing in women builds resilient, self-reliant, and prosperous societies. Today's launch of the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative will accelerate the achievement of these goals by leveraging the collective resources and expertise of the U.S. Government to unlock the full economic potential of women around the world.

February 6, 2019

RECOGNIZING THE REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN CRISIS: Former President Nicolas Maduro's systematic economic mismanagement, corruption, and violent oppression have caused severe shortages of food and medicine and needless human suffering, resulting in an exodus of millions of Venezuelans to neighboring countries.

January 31, 2019

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, will dedicate $12 million to support the expansion of programs, to prevent cervical cancer in the Republics of Malawi and Mozambique through integrated programs to improve women's health.

January 31, 2019

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Carlos Vecchio, the Charge d'Affaires at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC, and the Honorable Julio Borges, Ambassador of Venezuela to the Lima Group

January 30, 2019

Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green spoke by phone with the interim President of Venezuela, the Honorable Juan Guaidó. Administrator Green echoed President Trump and Secretary Pompeo in expressing the United States' solidarity with the Venezuelan people and Venezuela's National Assembly, the only legitimate governing body duly elected by Venezuelans.

January 29, 2019

Readout on USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne

January 24, 2019
Media Note

Today, Secretary of State Pompeo announced that the United States is ready to provide more than $20 million in initial humanitarian assistance to the people of Venezuela as they struggle to cope with severe food and medicine shortages and the other dire impacts of their country's political and economic crisis caused by the illegitimate Maduro regime.

January 23, 2019

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the United States His Excellency Fareed Yasseen, to reiterate the Administration's commitment to preserving Iraq's rich ethnic and religious diversity.

January 22, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today in Washington, D.C. with Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque.

January 11, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today in Washington, D.C. with Jordanian Prime Minister Dr. Omar Al-Razzaz.

January 10, 2019

Today, the people of Venezuela are suffering another violation of their fundamental rights and freedoms at the hands of the corrupt Maduro regime. The illegitimate, so-called "inauguration" of Maduro to a second, six-year term is the result of last May's fraudulent voting exercise, condemned by Venezuelan and international observers because it did not reflect true democratic principles and practices.

December 21, 2018

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green traveled to Haiti from December 18-21. During his visit, the Administrator toured USAID-funded programs in health, agriculture, and entrepreneurship, and met with representatives from the Haitian Government, the private sector, donor partners, and faith-based organizations.

December 21, 2018

I commend President Trump for signing into law H.R. 1918, the Nicaraguan Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018, also known as the Nica Act, sponsored by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ). I would also like to commend the leadership of Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Bill Nelson (D-FL).

December 18, 2018

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), represented by Acting Deputy Administrator David Moore, and the Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians of the Government of Hungary, represented by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Levente Magyar, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The objective of the MOU is to increase coordination to help communities in the Middle East recover from genocide and persecution by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

December 14, 2018

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the winners of its 2018 Digital Development Awards (Digi Awards), which recognize USAID projects’ innovative use of digital technologies and data to advance international development. USAID helps developing countries with their journey to self-reliance by empowering them with digital tools that enable them to build their commitment and capacity to solve their own development challenges.

December 12, 2018

What we try to do is reach out and tap into the private sector for ingenuity and innovation. So, with some of the offerings that we have, we simply turn to the private sector and say, "Give us your best idea. Whatever you've got, let's see it." And when we try to put together the most innovative ideas and the most effective ideas, you know, using our development measurement impact tools, and that's how we make our decisions. And also, you know, I will say, as a conservative -- a former conservative member of Congress, let's be under no illusion about how the world is working these days. China, which is not a libertarian country that bleeds into the private sector, is in just about every country in the world. And what they are doing, I don't classify as "development." It's predatory financing, and what they are seeking to do is to lock up strategic assets and strategic resources, not necessarily in ways that are in the interests of the United States of America and our close allies and partners. We're in a time of competition. Our force and advantage is in tapping into private enterprise and tapping into markets. So, we don't pick winners and losers. We do try to harness the energy of private enterprise. We do that, I'm not worried about the competition.

December 12, 2018

Yesterday, President Trump signed into law the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018, sponsored by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA). The bill, which received broad bipartisan support in the Congress, is another tangible demonstration of the United States' support for international religious freedom and survivors of genocide in Iraq and Syria.


Last updated: February 16, 2019

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