2021 Press Releases

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

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Last updated: July 23, 2021

August 4, 2021

On August 4, 2021, Counselor Chris Milligan met with Retno Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia where they discussed COVID-19, and USAID-Government of Indonesia partnership on development and regional issues, including: climate change and green economic recovery, the urgency for returning democracy to Burma, women’s empowerment and inclusion, and anticorruption.

August 4, 2021

On August 4, 2021, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Counselor Chris Milligan met with Republic of Palau President Surangel Whipps, Jr. during his first presidential visit to the United States.

August 4, 2021

 

Today in Ethiopia, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power announced approximately $720 million in new funding from the American Rescue Plan to expand and intensify the fight against COVID-19 abroad, respond to humanitarian crises exacerbated by COVID-19, and support a global recovery while preparing for future pandemic threats. 

August 3, 2021

Today in Khartoum, Administrator Samantha Power announced $4.3 million in additional election-related assistance for Sudan as the country continues its transition toward civilian-led democratic rule following the 2019 citizen revolution that overthrew the nearly 30-year dictatorship of former President Omar al-Bashir.

August 3, 2021

Today in Khartoum, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power announced more than $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Sudan. This funding will help the Sudanese people cope with conflict, food insecurity, economic crisis, and cycles of drought and flooding, the effects of which have been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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