2021 Press Releases


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Last updated: June 13, 2021

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.

June 1, 2021

Every year, the month of June is recognized as Pride Month to honor the contributions to society made by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and other people of diverse sexualities and genders (LGBTQ+). Pride Month commemorates the uprising at New York City’s Stonewall Inn, which began on June 28, 1969 and continued for six days. The uprising was led by transgender women of color to demand an immediate end to violent police raids targeting Stonewall’s LGBTQ+ patrons. USAID celebrates this legacy of resistance and honors the courage it takes to live and love authentically through supporting LGBTQ+ programs and research.