2021 Press Releases


COVID-19: Learn how USAID is responding to the coronavirus.

Speeches Shim

Last updated: August 01, 2021

August 1, 2021

On the second day of her visit to Sudan, Administrator Samantha Power visited the United States Embassy and thanked staff for their tireless work in supporting the country’s fragile yet hopeful democratic transition and strengthening the relationship between the United States and Sudan. The Administrator also visited a memorial for USAID colleagues, John Granville and Abdelrahman Abbas Rahama, who lost their lives when gunmen ambushed their government vehicle in Khartoum in 2008.

July 31, 2021

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎

Today, Administrator Samantha Power began a multi-day trip to Sudan to strengthen the U.S. Government’s partnership with Sudan’s transitional leaders and the Sudanese people in building a new government and forging democratic institutions following the 2019 revolution that overthrew the regime led by former President Omar Al Bashir—a government responsible for nearly three decades of atrocities against the Sudanese people and systematic corruption.

July 30, 2021

In response to growing needs in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United States is providing more than $149 million in additional humanitarian assistance, including more than $105 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The United States is the largest single donor of humanitarian aid to the Tigray response efforts, providing nearly $637 million since the conflict began.

July 30, 2021

July 30 is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The crime of human trafficking affects an estimated 25 million people around the world: adults and children in sex trafficking or forced labor. On this day, at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), we honor the resilience of those who have endured the pain and cruelty of human trafficking, and who are courageously rebuilding their lives. We reaffirm our commitment to preventing criminals from exploiting people for profit, and we invite all to join the challenge to help end human trafficking.

July 29, 2021

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power announced the United States, through USAID, will invest $305 million in the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) over the next three years. The announcement was made virtually at the GPE Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025 in London. The event was co-hosted by the United Kingdom and Kenya.