2021 Press Releases


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Last updated: March 24, 2021

March 20, 2021

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I would like to wish a Happy New Year to communities that are celebrating Nowruz both in the United States and around the world.

March 19, 2021

At the Coalition for the Sahel Ministerial today, the United States announced more than $80 million in additional assistance for the Sahel region of West Africa, where 20 million people are in dire need due to a worsening humanitarian crisis.

March 19, 2021

Acting Administrator Gloria D. Steele announced today at the International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure that the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will award up to $9.2 million to support the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) to help foster disaster and climate resilient infrastructure pending the availability of funds and Congressional approval.

March 18, 2021

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched Clean Air Catalyst, a new flagship program to combat air pollution, alongside a global consortium of organizations led by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

March 18, 2021

The United States is providing nearly $52 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help people affected by the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region - from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State Department. According to the United Nations, there are four and a half million people in need of aid, out of a population of six million.