2021 Press Releases


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

Speeches Shim

Last updated: April 16, 2021

May 10, 2021

On Monday, May 10, 2021, Administrator Samantha Power held several sessions aimed at strengthening faith-based engagement and addressing violations of religious freedom and human rights abuses.

Unloading of the Second Shipment of USAID COVID-19 Supplies
May 6, 2021

Through a massive mobilization effort, the U.S. Government is delivering on its commitment to stand with the people of India as they fight a devastating second wave of COVID-19. Over the past week, the U.S. government rapidly deployed six planeloads of life-saving supplies to New Delhi in six days and mobilized its partners in India to immediately stand up surge support. Together, U.S. Government assistance to combat the current crisis is about $100 million. The United States is continuing to work closely with Indian officials and health experts to identify and respond to emerging trends in this ongoing crisis.

May 6, 2021

As Prepared:

Good evening, everyone. I am so thrilled to be with you tonight and I’m beyond humbled to receive an award given to American greats like my dear friend and co-conspirator Madeleine Albright, the incomparable John Lewis, and my partner in promoting disability rights and more Senator Bob Dole. 

I’d also like to extend a special thanks to the Institute’s Board of Directors and staff for honoring President Truman’s legacy, both through its student programs and its work to renovate and reopen the Truman Library and Museum later this year. 

May 6, 2021

In response to the devastating violence in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado region, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing vital humanitarian relief supplies in a series of shipments to help meet the urgent needs of people forcibly displaced from their homes. 

May 5, 2021

On May 5, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power represented the United States virtually at the G7 Foreign and Development Ministerial. The annual G7 Summit has over the years developed into the leading platform for making bold commitments to the world’s greatest challenges.