2021 Press Releases


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Last updated: October 04, 2021

June 14, 2021

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power traveled to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on June 13, 2021, to assess USAID humanitarian assistance activities and programs that promote economic growth, security, and good governance in the country. 

June 11, 2021

In May, the family of John Granville, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) employee killed in Sudan in 2008, received compensation through a private settlement with the Government of Sudan. The Government of Sudan agreed to compensate specific victims of terrorist attacks as part of the negotiations for restoration of Sudan’s sovereign immunities.

June 11, 2021

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power will travel to Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala from June 13-17 to advance USAID’s efforts to help address the governance, economic, and security challenges that are driving Central Americans to migrate north.

June 10, 2021

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $100,000 in immediate assistance to support response efforts to the devastating Sri Lanka cargo ship fire. The cargo ship, MV X-Press Pearl, which began sinking on June 2, discharged plastic debris and chemical waste into the surrounding waters near the capital city of Colombo, endangering coastal resources and the livelihoods of nearby fishing communities.

June 10, 2021

Seven months into the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, human rights atrocities and the full-blown humanitarian crisis are alarming, currently pushing 400,000 innocent people to the brink of famine and loss of life. This must be addressed immediately. We do well to remember the 1980s famine in Ethiopia, which led to an estimated one million deaths, many as a result of food assistance being blocked.