2021 Press Releases

COVID-19

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

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Last updated: December 09, 2021

January 4, 2022

In addition to his focus on strengthening health systems, Atul will lead efforts to prevent needless child and maternal deaths, respond to infectious disease threats and expand our family planning programming to better address the health and rights of women and girls. And critically, Atul will bring his characteristic mentorship and empathy to the nine offices of the Global Health Bureau as they work to spread health equity around the world.

December 30, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $100,000 in humanitarian assistance for communities impacted by devastating floods in Malaysia. Heavy rains since mid-December have caused some of the worst flooding Malaysia has seen in decades. Floodwaters have damaged numerous buildings, roads, and infrastructure, and have forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate to shelters.

December 28, 2021

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is allocating an additional $19 million in humanitarian assistance to help people affected by Super Typhoon Rai in the Philippines. This assistance brings total USAID assistance for this response to more than $20 million. The storm known locally as Typhoon Odette brought torrential rains and caused widespread flooding, landslides, and damage to homes. 

December 23, 2021

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva to discuss how USAID and the IMF can enhance coordination and collaboration around the world to increase vaccination rates and end the COVID-19 pandemic. 

December 22, 2021

USAID remains steadfast in supporting and providing vital assistance to the Afghan people. As the single largest donor of humanitarian aid to the Afghan people, the United States provided nearly $474 million in humanitarian assistance in Fiscal Year 2022, and in the coming weeks, we will provide the people of Afghanistan one million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses through COVAX, bringing the total to 4.3 million doses. To facilitate the continued flow of assistance and support for the Afghan people, USAID welcomes the three new General Licenses issued today by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). 

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