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

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Last updated: July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021

The United States continues to take decisive action to protect both the American people and the world’s most vulnerable by providing safe and effective vaccines around the world. Today, during his first trip to India, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide $25 million (about 185 crore rupees) to support India’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

July 28, 2021

This week, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power helped to kick off the Prosper Africa Build Together Campaign at the Corporate Council on Africa’s U.S.-Africa Business Summit. As announced by Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Africa Dana L. Banks and reinforced by Department of Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo, the campaign is a targeted effort to elevate and energize the United States’ commitment to trade and investment with countries across the African continent under the Biden-Harris Administration.

July 27, 2021

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power met with Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian relief agency.

July 27, 2021

I am pleased to announce U.S. support for the candidacy of Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin for Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at elections to be held during the Plenipotentiary Conference from September 26 - October 14, 2022.

July 27, 2021

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Department of State, is providing nearly $199 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Somalia. The Somali people have faced decades of chronic food insecurity, violence, and cycles of drought and flooding, which have all been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic and recurring desert locust infestations. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution to Somalia to $408 million for Fiscal Year 2021 to date.

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