2021 Press Releases


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Last updated: September 23, 2021

June 3, 2021

I am very pleased to announce the start of reforms that will improve USAID’s ability to advance U.S. interests and values and tackle the toughest challenges of our time.

USAID is creating an additional Deputy Administrator position and shifting to a two-Deputy Administrator structure.

June 3, 2021

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power met with Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Gilad Erdan today to discuss reinvigorating USAID’s partnership with Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, MASHAV, the resumption of assistance to the Palestinian people, and supporting the humanitarian response in Gaza.

June 3, 2021

Today, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced more than $239 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Syria while in Turkey at the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Syria. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), this new funding will provide critical aid to families in need in Syria, Syrian refugees, and host communities in neighboring countries.

June 2, 2021

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has airlifted emergency medical supplies to Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka to help save lives, stop the spread of COVID-19, and continue to meet the urgent health needs across South Asia.

June 2, 2021

Yesterday, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power met with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed to discuss the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the urgent response needed to address the grave humanitarian crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia, and the major challenges facing El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras that have led to irregular migration.