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June 20, 2017

We remain deeply concerned by the more than 22 million refugees forced from their homes by conflict and persecution. Tragically, half of these refugees are children. In addition, nearly 41 million people are internally displaced within their own borders. As the world faces the largest forced displacement of people since World War II, the United States is committed to ensuring life-saving humanitarian aid reaches those most in need, while also tackling the underlying causes of their flight.

June 14, 2017

U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Wade Warren will travel to Miami, Florida, to participate in the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America, to be held June 15-16, 2017. The Conference is co-hosted by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Government of Mexico.

June 13, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development Counselor Thomas Staal met with President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi of Mozambique today to discuss a range of issues, including progress in public health, agriculture, education, combating wildlife trafficking, and improving the business environment in Mozambique.  

June 5, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment Charles North will travel to Ottawa, Canada, June 6-7, 2017, for a board meeting of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

June 2, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Wade Warren will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine, June 4-7; Brussels, Belgium, June 8-9; and Amman, Jordan, June 10-13.

In Ukraine, Warren will participate in a discussion with media and civil society. He will also meet with donors to discuss development challenges and with Government of Ukraine officials. 

May 24, 2017

 Acting USAID Administrator Wade Warren makes a statement on the election of the new Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

May 24, 2017

Today the United States announced more than $329 million in additional humanitarian assistance to provide urgently needed aid to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for these four crises to nearly $1.2 billion since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017.

May 22, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for Africa Cheryl L. Anderson will travel to Ahmedabad, India from May 19-25, 2017.

May 17, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator Margot Ellis will travel to Baku, Azerbaijan from May 17 - May 20, 2017; and to Tbilisi, Georgia from May 20 - May 25, 2017.

May 13, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for the Middle East Maria Longi will travel to Jordan and Kuwait May 12-27, 2017.

May 10, 2017

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development's global team, we welcome President Trump's intent to nominate Mark Andrew Green to serve as the next USAID Administrator and look forward to working with him to advance USAID's mission. 

May 9, 2017

I am honored to recognize that the U.S. Agency for International Development's Middle East Crisis Humanitarian Response Team, represented by its longtime Response Manager Alex Mahoney, was chosen as a finalist for the 2017 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals for its work leading the U.S. government's humanitarian response in Iraq and Syria.

May 9, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for Africa Cheryl L. Anderson will travel to London, United Kingdom May 9-11.

May 5, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Wade Warren will travel to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, from May 7-10, 2017; and to Lima, Peru, from May 11-12, 2017.

April 25, 2017

Today the United States announced nearly $94 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Yemen, who have suffered through two years of civil war and are experiencing the largest food security emergency in the world. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution to nearly $526 million since the 2016 fiscal year.

April 24, 2017

Counselor Staal will lead the U.S. delegation at the High Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Response in Yemen.

March 31, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Counselor Thomas H. Staal will travel to Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Sudan April 1-14, 2017.

March 31, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for Democracy Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Gregory C. Gottlieb will travel to Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, and East Africa March 31-April 7.

March 16, 2017

Today the President released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget blueprint which provides an overview of the Administration's overarching priorities for discretionary spending. It includes $37.6 billion for the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), of which $12.0 billion is Overseas Contingency Operations funding.

March 13, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Margot Ellis will travel to Ukraine and Moldova March 13-22, 2017.

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