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

July 23, 2021

Today, the United States announced nearly $155 million in additional humanitarian assistance for people affected by crisis in Iraq. This support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State will provide lifesaving aid for Iraqis, Iraqi refugees in neighboring countries, and the communities hosting them.

July 22, 2021

On July 21, 2021, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power met virtually with Per Olsson Fridh, Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden. They discussed opportunities to work together to promote democracy, human rights, and independent media, especially in Eastern Europe, and expressed shared support for the Belarusian people who are standing up for democratic values and human rights. They further agreed on the importance of development and humanitarian assistance to support Sudan’s transitional democracy. They noted the recent protests in Cuba due to continued human rights violations and discussed support for independent media, activists, and opposition leaders.

July 22, 2021

On July 20, 2021, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power met with Republic of Korea Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-moon and discussed building on the long standing partnership and history of cooperation between USAID and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). USAID closed its Mission in Seoul back in 1980, and the Republic of Korea has become an important example of a country that was once a foreign aid recipient and is now a growing donor of development assistance and a close partner with USAID on development projects in the Indo-Pacific and around the world.

July 22, 2021

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power met virtually with World Bank Group (WBG) President David Malpass. They discussed their respective COVID-19 response and recovery priorities, and the need to mobilize global partners to scale up vaccine financing, manufacturing, and readiness in partner countries.

July 22, 2021

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Principal Advisor Mark Feierstein met with Albert Ramdin, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and Cooperation for the Republic of Suriname. Feierstein discussed our commitment to support the Government of Suriname on a wide range of mutual interests, including climate change, energy resilience, environmental conservation, citizen security, and COVID response.

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