2021 Press Releases


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Last updated: January 18, 2022

January 18, 2022

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $40 million in additional humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people in Lebanon as they continue to confront the impacts of the ongoing economic and financial crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and continued displacement resulting from the Syrian civil war. 

January 17, 2022

On January 14, 2021, Administrator Power met with High Representative Christian Schmidt in advance of her visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). They discussed the current political crisis in the country, the importance of efforts at de-escalation and reconciliation, and the need to empower those who are fighting corruption and creating economic opportunities for young people. The Administrator reaffirmed U.S. support for the High Representative and his ability to exercise all necessary authorities, including the Bonn Powers, until the 5+2 Agenda is complete and BiH has met the criteria for graduation from international supervision. They agreed that a prosperous future for BiH depends on political leaders and citizens working together to advance the reforms necessary to achieve BiH’s democratic and economic aspirations.

January 14, 2022

Alongside USAID’s work to build back stronger, more resilient, more equitable health systems in over 100 countries, ATscale is bolstering its efforts to make accessible the products, systems, and services that so many of us take for granted. Because when it comes to inclusive development, we recognize that assistive technology is not simply a “nice to have.” It is imperative, both morally and economically.

January 13, 2022

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching the MujerProspera (WomanProsper) Challenge, a regional challenge to advance gender equity and equality in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. USAID Administrator Samantha Power first announced this challenge during her trip to El Salvador in June 2021.

January 13, 2022

Throughout the world, children and families confront poverty, disease, conflict, disasters, violence, inadequate access to basic needs, or some odious combination of these circumstances that harms their development. As a nation working to address these wrongs, and facilitate the healthy development of children, we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Global Child Thrive Act.