2021 Press Releases


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Last updated: May 14, 2021

March 8, 2021

At the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), we wholeheartedly believe that “When a woman rises, the world rises.” We put those words into action every day, and today we reaffirm them as we celebrate International Women’s Day.

March 6, 2021

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $3.5 million in rapid response Ebola assistance to support efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Guinea. The assistance will support disease surveillance, laboratory testing, infection prevention and control, contact tracing, community awareness and social mobilization, and logistics management.

March 3, 2021

Yesterday, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Gloria Steele met with United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Henrietta Fore. During the meeting, they affirmed their shared interest in maintaining USAID and UNICEF’s long-standing partnership in addressing the critical humanitarian and development challenges facing children and vulnerable populations. They noted shared concern about the immediate and long-term challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on education.

March 2, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) applauds El Salvador on being officially certified by the World Health Organization as malaria free, the first Central American country to secure this landmark achievement. The U.S. Government, through USAID and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is proud to have supported El Salvador on its journey to malaria elimination and contributed to the decades of multisectoral collaboration that helped make this result possible.

March 1, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to growing humanitarian needs stemming from conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.