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September 27, 2017
Media Advisory

On Thursday, September 28, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will deliver opening remarks at the inaugural Global Innovation Week (GIW) Conference at 9:00 a.m. in the Ronald Reagan Building Amphitheater.

September 27, 2017
Statement by Clayton M. McCleskey, Acting Spokesperson

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is airlifting more than 45 metric tons of critical relief supplies-including emergency shelter materials, hygiene kits, water containers, and blankets-to Dominica, St. Maarten, and St. Kitts & Nevis to assist people affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

September 25, 2017
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with Elhadj As Sy, Secretary-General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Administrator Green thanked the Secretary-General for the IFRC's long partnership with USAID, and praised the IFRC's 17 million volunteers who are working around the world every day to save and improve lives.

September 25, 2017
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United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green met today with the Honorable Julie Bishop, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs. They discussed strengthening U.S.-Australian cooperation in innovation, women's empowerment, humanitarian assistance, global and regional health security, and private-sector engagement.

September 21, 2017

We remain deeply committed to combating hunger and helping the world's more vulnerable people. We will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with people in their hour of need. As disaster or a crisis strikes we will continue to be there. That's why today I'm announcing that the United States is pledging an additional $575 million in humanitarian assistance to the people of Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen.

September 21, 2017

The reality, as we all know, is we will never have enough money as nations to do everything that we would like to do. That means we have to make choices and we have to prioritize. We in the U.S. government choose to prioritize to fight against malaria. Today I am pleased to announce that we will launch new President's Malaria Initiative programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, Sierra Leone, and we will also expand dramatically the PMI program in Burkina Faso.

September 21, 2017
On-The-Record Briefing

As we help our neighbors in Mexico and the Caribbean, I want to make clear that America is and will remain the world’s leading humanitarian donor.  Whether it’s responding to an earthquake, drought, or conflict, America is committed to standing shoulder to shoulder with people in their hour of need.  It is who we are as Americans. While we respond to immediate crises, America is also providing lifesaving humanitarian assistance to those suffering as the result of famine, food insecurity, drought, and conflict, all of which is driving the greatest movement of people since World War II.  In the face of this unprecedented need, we are continuing to show leadership.

The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative is Expanding. New countries: Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expanding existing program in Burkina Faso.
September 21, 2017

Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso.

September 21, 2017

Today, the United States announced more than $575 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia.  This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to nearly $2.5 billion for these four crises since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017.

Map of Sub Saharan Africa with the new and exisiting PMI countries
September 21, 2017

Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso.

September 20, 2017

Iraq has been a critical partner to the U.S. Obviously, it has been on the front line of fighting ISIS for years. As the minister noted eloquently, the people of Iraq have made tremendous sacrifices in this fight against ISIS. We all need to applaud them, but we all need to do much more.

The humanitarian response across Iraq has been massive, and it needs to be. It is a key part of securing Iraq's better, more hopeful, and brighter future. As Iraqi and allied forces close in on ISIS, more and more Iraqi citizens are gaining access to life-saving support and a more hopeful path ahead.

September 20, 2017

Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced nearly $264 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Iraq.  The United States Government has now provided nearly $1.7 billion in humanitarian assistance for the Iraq crisis since Fiscal Year 2014.

September 20, 2017
Statement by Clayton M. McCleskey, Acting Spokesperson

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to Mexico in response to urgent humanitarian needs caused by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck on September 19.

September 20, 2017
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with the United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, who serves as UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Administrator Green thanked Mr. Lowcock for his leadership as the world responds to unprecedented need, and reiterated America's commitment to humanitarian assistance. Administrator Green voiced support for reforms to the UN system that will lead to more effective humanitarian responses.

September 20, 2017
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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with The Honorable Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate of the Kingdom of Sweden, during the United Nations General Assembly. Ms. Carin Jämtin, the Director-General of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), also joined the meeting.

September 20, 2017
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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis-Management The Honorable Christos Stylianides. Administrator Green reiterated the U.S. Government's commitment to providing assistance to the world's most vulnerable people. He also underscored USAID's partnership with the European Commission (EC) in addressing emergency situations around the globe and shaping global humanitarian policy. He thanked the Commissioner for the strong coordination between USAID and the European Civil-Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), both in the field and at headquarters.

September 20, 2017
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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with The Right Honorable Priti Patel, M.P., Secretary of State for the Department of International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. They noted the longstanding and deep partnership between USAID and DFID, and the potential for increased bilateral cooperation as the world faces unprecedented humanitarian crises.

September 20, 2017

When my agency was created more than five decades ago, 80 percent of the money flowing from America to the developing world, was what we call ODA - traditional development assistance.  That number is now nine percent.  

The great news is that the private sector, along with large scale philanthropy and remittances, are now becoming the most important force in the world.  And so it is only when leaders like the President are able to partner with all of you from the private sector, that we can hope to achieve the goals that we have set forward.  

USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with Canadian Minister for International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau
September 19, 2017
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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with Canadian Minister for International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Last updated: October 19, 2017

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