2021 Press Releases

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

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Last updated: September 17, 2021

September 3, 2021

During the three weeks since a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti, USAID and the Department of Defense U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) have been urgently working to deliver aid to hard-to-reach areas as quickly as possible. Today, because access to affected communities by land and sea has improved and civilian transportation options—including the UN’s air, truck, and barge services—have become available, we have jointly determined that U.S. military assets are no longer required for air transport and logistic support to the U.S. government humanitarian response. USAID requests for JTF-Haiti to transport relief supplies and personnel to affected areas steadily declined in the last week, and all outstanding requests were completed as of September 2. USAID will continue to lead the U.S. response to the earthquake to deliver food, shelter, health and other urgent assistance to hard-hit communities.

September 2, 2021

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Director of International Telecommunication Union, Telecommunication Development Bureau (ITU-D) Doreen Bogdan-Martin. They discussed USAID’s support for Director Bogdan-Martin’s work at ITU-D to expand access to a free and open internet, bridge the gender digital divide, and help developing countries build cybersecurity capacity. 

September 2, 2021

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Principal Advisor to the Administrator Mark Feierstein, National Security Council Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere Juan Gonzalez, and Special Envoy for Haiti Dan Foote spoke with members of the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON) on September 1, 2021.

USAID MAJu works to widen and deepen access to justice and human rights for religious and ethnic minorities, forest-dependent indigenous people in Papua, women facing discrimination and violence, and other marginalized individuals.
September 2, 2021

At a virtual closing event today, the governments of the United States and Indonesia celebrated their joint success in enhancing access to justice for marginalized and vulnerable groups through the United States Agency for International Development’s eMpowering Access to Justice (USAID MAJu) program.

Oxygen concentrators, mobile x-ray machines, freezers and other equipment have already been installed and are used to diagnose and treat COVID-19 patients in key “red zones.”
September 2, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over medical equipment to five hospitals and three family medicine centers in Bishkek, Chuy and Osh oblasts. Oxygen concentrators, mobile x-ray machines, freezers and other equipment have already been installed and are used to diagnose and treat COVID-19 patients in key “red zones.” The total value of the equipment is approximately $1.1 million.

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