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January 16, 2020

This National Religious Freedom Day, we take the opportunity to celebrate America's first freedom.  A desire for religious freedom is what brought Americans to Plymouth's shores, which makes it a foundational value in the United States' Journey to Self-Reliance.  One expression of religious freedom in the United States is the legacy of faith-based organizations and their enduring contributions to stability, peace, and prosperity here at home and around the world. 

January 15, 2020
Readout

On January 13, 2020, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, who directs the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The two officials discussed some of the world’s most-pressing man-made crises, including Yemen, Venezuela, South Sudan, and Syria. Administrator Green expressed USAID’s continued commitment to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations around the world.

January 12, 2020
Statement

Today, as we mark ten years since the devastating earthquake that hit the country on January 12, 2010, the United States sends our condolences to the people of the Republic of Haïti and commends their enduring commitment to building a stronger nation. We remember the hundreds of thousands who were killed, and stand in solidarity with those whose lives were forever changed that day.  We salute the determination of the Haitian people, who responded with courage in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake--digging through tons of rubble to save their neighbors--and continue to strive every day to improve their lives. 

January 10, 2020
Press Release

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying four expert advisors from its Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance to support the response to the ongoing wildfires in the Commonwealth of Australia.  USAID is also providing $100,000 in humanitarian assistance to support emergency-response efforts in affected areas.

January 10, 2020
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean John Barsa will travel to Haiti from January 11 to January 15, 2020. 

January 7, 2020
Remarks

History tells us that states with more democratic characteristics are usually more prosperous, stable, and reliable partners. They're better economic partners, because they possess the characteristics and conditions that we believe are vital for economic vibrancy and sustainable growth. They're better strategic partners because they're citizen-centered, making them less likely to produce terrorists, proliferate weapons of mass destruction or engage in armed aggression. Conversely, authoritarian regimes are, at best, unreliable partners and, at worst, pose significant risks to peace and stability.

January 7, 2020

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that Eddy Acevedo became the National Security Advisor in the Office of the Administrator, effective on December 27, 2019.

January 6, 2020

On behalf of the United States Agency for International Development, I extend my congratulations to Interim President Guaidó upon his re-election as President of the National Assembly, the only legitimate and democratically elected government institution in Venezuela. This re-election is a testament to the bravery and sacrifice of the people of Venezuela, Interim President Guaidó, and members of the National Assembly, in the face of the illegitimate Maduro regime's unrelenting deployment of bribes, blackmail, threats, and persecution to undermine the democratic process and attempt to deny Venezuelans their right to vote. In spite of continual harassment, the National Assembly remains a beacon of hope for all Venezuelans, and we salute the parliamentarians for their steadfast commitment to democracy.

January 6, 2020
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green spoke with the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Friday to discuss efforts to respond to the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid increasing security concerns and how to best support the Government of DRC and its partners to control the disease.

January 3, 2020
Media Advisory

On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Administrator Mark Green of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will deliver a keynote speech at the day-long conference entitled, "A Governance Agenda for Preventing Violence in a Fractured World," at the invitation of the United States Institute of Peace.

December 17, 2019

In response to growing needs in the Republic of Haïti amid a socio-political impasse, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support ongoing humanitarian operations.

December 17, 2019
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Bridgetown, Barbados, from December 15-16, 2019, to announce an additional $10 million as part of the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership to improve the ability to prepare for, and recover from, natural disasters in the Caribbean region. With this new funding, USAID will work with community-level organizations, host-country governments, regional institutions, and the private sector to strengthen local, national, and regional planning and preparation for hurricanes, earthquakes, and other calamities. For example, USAID will finance training for local first-responders, harmonize disaster-preparedness standards, and coordinate and facilitate information-sharing among the governments of the region and civil society.

December 16, 2019
Remarks

As neighbors, we all realize that communities across the Caribbean are still coping with the aftermath of Irma and Maria. In the Bahamas, we all know that residents still face a lengthy recovery from Hurricane Dorian. It's reasonable to hope that storms of this intensity never strike again. But it's also reasonable and prudent to plan as though they will. Through these investments, USAID is committed to helping our partners across the Caribbean prepare for the worst and avert disasters before they occur. We are proud to work with all of you. We are impressed with the leadership and many accomplishments. And while we know that challenges loom for all of us ahead, what I have seen today in the conversations that we have had fill me with optimism. I know that we continue to improve our capabilities to learn from the past and to build a brighter future.

December 16, 2019

Today in Bridgetown, Barbados, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced $10 million to improve local resilience to disasters in priority countries in the Caribbean. With this new funding, USAID will support community-level organizations, host-country governments, regional institutions, and the private sector to strengthen local, national, and regional planning and preparation for hurricanes, earthquakes, and other calamities. For example, USAID will finance training for local first-responders, harmonize disaster-preparedness standards, and coordinate and facilitate information-sharing among the governments of the region and civil society.

December 16, 2019

Today, the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced 13 new grants that total over $15.5 million to test and scale promising solutions to global development challenges. DIV is the Agency's open innovation program that selects, through a detailed process of applications and co-creation, breakthrough solutions that demonstrate rigorous evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and viable pathways to scale and sustainability.

December 15, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited the Republic of Haïti from December 12-14, 2019.

December 13, 2019

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Child Relief International to further the systematic approach of USAID's Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) to maximizing measurable development outcomes worldwide. DIV is USAID's open innovation program that identifies, pilots, and tests breakthrough solutions that demonstrate rigorous evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and viable pathways to scale and sustainability.

December 12, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to the Republic of Haïti and Barbados from December 12-16, 2019, to underscore the United States' continuing commitment to the people of the Caribbean.

December 11, 2019

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding the World Health Organization (WHO) to help coordinate international aid for the outbreak of measles in the Independent State of Samoa. USAID is providing $200,000 in disaster assistance to fund the WHO's coordination of, and support for, international efforts to respond to the highly contagious disease.

December 10, 2019

To commemorate International Human Rights Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) reaffirms our commitment to promote and protect the basic rights of all individuals in the countries in which we work as we help them build towards self-reliance and citizen-responsive governance.

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