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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) 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 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 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.

March 10, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Food Security and the Deputy Coordinator for Feed the Future Beth Dunford will travel to Burma March 13 - 17 and Thailand March 17 - 22, 2017.

MARK A. WHITE, MISSION DIRECTOR TO USAID/INDIA
March 7, 2017

Mark A. White, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, has joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in India as the new Mission Director. Mr. White assumes leadership as USAID leverages India’s growing human and financial resources through partnerships that catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship to solve critical local and global development challenges. He was sworn in on February 24 in Washington by USAID Acting Administrator Wade Warren.

March 6, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean Sarah-Ann Lynch will travel to Bogota, Colombia, from March 6-9, 2017 to review USAID's programming in the country.

February 8, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean Sarah-Ann Lynch will travel to Miami, Fla., on February 8-9, 2017, for meetings at the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).

January 18, 2017

Today, the Republic of Iraq successfully closed on its offering of a $1 billion sovereign bond issuance guaranteed by the United States of America.  This loan guarantee underscores the strong and enduring commitment of the United States to support the government of Iraq in this critical moment in the fight against Da'esh.

January 17, 2017

Today the United States announced more than $76 million in new humanitarian assistance to respond to the urgent needs of the Yemeni people throughout the country, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Yemen to nearly $404 million since 2015.

January 5, 2017

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith sent an exit memo to President Obama. The memo highlights the accomplishments in global development over the last eight years, and ideas for how our country can continue to build on this progress into the future.

December 16, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Thomas O. Melia will travel to Georgia from December 16-20, 2016.

December 14, 2016

On Thursday, December 15, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant to the Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs William Hammink will deliver keynote remarks at the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce's (AACC) Business Matchmaking Conference. Hammink will discuss how USAID has worked with the Afghan Government and private sector to support economic growth in Afghanistan.  

December 14, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host an event at the White House to launch the Report of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Peer Review of the United States.

Nigeria is reeling from Boko Haram violence. Today we announced $92M to help communities suffering from the conflict.
December 12, 2016

The United States announced today nearly $92 million in additional humanitarian assistance to people affected by the ongoing conflict and severe food insecurity in Nigeria and throughout the Lake Chad Basin region.

December 6, 2016

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Gayle Smith will speak at the Center for Global Development about how USAID is better positioned today than ever before to meet the challenges facing global development and how it is working to deliver transformative impact around the world. Following her remarks, she will join CGD President Nancy Birdsall for a conversation about global development.

December 1, 2016

Every year on December 1st, we celebrate the tremendous progress the world has made in reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS, and honor those affected by this disease with a renewed commitment to achieve an AIDS-free generation. Through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States is leading the response to the global AIDS pandemic - in partnership with countries, communities, and a diverse coalition of leaders, advocates, NGOs, scientists, and businesses.

November 28, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury will co-host the second annual Financial Inclusion Forum onThursday, December 1, 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The forum will convene leaders from government, international organizations, financial institutions, corporations and nonprofits to explore ways to increase access to safe and affordable financial products and services in the United States and abroad.

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