2021 Press Releases


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Last updated: June 11, 2021

March 26, 2021

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $8 million in assistance to support the rapid response to the Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Guinea, and to strengthen Ebola preparedness in seven high-risk border countries across East Africa and West Africa (République de Côte D'Ivoire, Republic of Liberia, Republic of Mali, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Senegal, Republic of Sierra Leone, and Republic of Uganda). The additional $8 million brings USAID’s total assistance to more than $11.5 million since the outbreaks began in early February 2021.

March 26, 2021

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), we wish a “Chag Sameach” to Jewish communities around the world as they tell the story of Passover. Still relevant today, the commemoration of the Israelites freedom after 400 years of slavery in Egypt is a palpable reminder about the importance of freedom for all people.

March 25, 2021

Today, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced that the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $15 million in humanitarian assistance to support some of the most vulnerable communities in the West Bank and Gaza.

March 24, 2021

Today, on World Tuberculosis Day, the global community acknowledges the progress made and the challenges that lie ahead in fighting tuberculosis (TB). While COVID-19 has had a devastating global impact over the past year, TB has long been the world’s leading infectious disease killer and continues to kill more people in low-and middle-income countries than any other infectious disease. Despite being preventable and curable, TB sickens 10 million people and takes 1.4 million lives, year after year.

March 22, 2021

On World Water Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recognizes the importance of safe water and sanitation—the foundation for prosperous, resilient societies around the world. Without these essential services and the preservation of water resources, the global community faces more disease, conflict, gender inequity, food insecurity, environmental degradation, and economic decline.