2021 Press Releases


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Last updated: January 04, 2022

March 3, 2021

Yesterday, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Gloria Steele met with United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Henrietta Fore. During the meeting, they affirmed their shared interest in maintaining USAID and UNICEF’s long-standing partnership in addressing the critical humanitarian and development challenges facing children and vulnerable populations. They noted shared concern about the immediate and long-term challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on education.

March 2, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) applauds El Salvador on being officially certified by the World Health Organization as malaria free, the first Central American country to secure this landmark achievement. The U.S. Government, through USAID and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is proud to have supported El Salvador on its journey to malaria elimination and contributed to the decades of multisectoral collaboration that helped make this result possible.

March 1, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to growing humanitarian needs stemming from conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

March 1, 2021

Today, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken announced nearly $191 million in additional humanitarian assistance at the virtual 2021 High Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. Combined with the nearly $160 million provided at the end of last year, the United States has provided more than $350 million since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2021. In total, the United States—one of the largest donors to the humanitarian response—has provided more than $3.4 billion to alleviate the suffering of the people of Yemen since the crisis began six years ago.

February 26, 2021

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a formal partnership with Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS), a national society that promotes the academic and professional advancement of historically underrepresented groups. USAID and MANRRS will partner to increase diversity in the next generation of science professionals and ensure they are set up for success throughout their careers. This partnership exemplifies USAID’s commitment to ensuring equity in USAID’s workforce, moving closer to a workforce that is reflective of the American people.