2021 Press Releases


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Last updated: January 17, 2022

January 11, 2022

The United States has made clear: We will continue to support the Afghan people—through diplomacy, by convening partners to act, and through humanitarian aid of the kind that we’re here to discuss today.

We are grateful for the partnership and the work of those who have developed the 2022 Humanitarian Response Plan. If fulfilled, this plan would support over 22 million Afghan people, meeting their most basic and urgent human needs. It will ensure accountability to affected populations and help prevent the sexual abuse and exploitation of women and girls.

January 10, 2022

USAID is meeting the Administration’s call and taking concrete steps to strengthen and elevate our anti-corruption programming, and integrate these considerations throughout our work. And after months of hard work, USAID’s Anti-Corruption Task Force announced a suite of bold anti-corruption programs at last month’s Summit for Democracy, which are designed to provide new approaches to addressing the age-old problem of corruption — a problem that impacts all of our development sectors and undermines all of our development objectives, and which Administrator Samantha Power has called “development in reverse.”

January 7, 2022

Today, Administrator Power met with Daniel Endres, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for East Africa, to discuss how USAID can work together with the UN to address humanitarian needs across Ethiopia and overcome major challenges to providing life-saving assistance to people in need.

January 7, 2022

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $100,000 in immediate assistance to support people affected by severe flooding in the Bahia State of Brazil, which has impacted nearly 800,000 people, including displacing more than 73,000 people from their homes.

January 4, 2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Dr. John Nkengasong, the Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).