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May 15, 2020

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the world in commemorating International Day of Families. Today is a reminder that a strong family base is essential for stable and healthy societies to grow and flourish.

May 8, 2020

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing immediate assistance to support efforts in the Republic of Uzbekistan to respond to the partial collapse of the Sardoba Reservoir Dam.

May 7, 2020
Fact Sheet

For half a century, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been on the front lines of protecting the U.S. homeland by improving global health security. Thanks to the generosity of the American people, the United States contributed more than $140 billion in global health assistance in the 21st Century alone, including more than $1 billion to strengthen national capacity in partner countries to prevent, detect, and respond to existing and emerging-infectious disease threats.

May 6, 2020

Today, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced nearly $225 million in additional emergency aid to the people of Yemen, who continue to face the world's largest humanitarian crisis.  This funding brings the total humanitarian assistance provided by the U.S. Government in Yemen since Fiscal Year 2019 to more than $1.1 billion. 

May 6, 2020

Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance Builds Upon U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response

As we work together to defeat the coronavirus at home, the United States stands with our global partners in their time of need, as we always have. A healthier world means a healthier United States.

May 6, 2020

The indefatigable Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer is leaving public life after having served his country and ten presidents over 52 years.  

May 2, 2020

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day.  Free and independent journalism is vital to open and democratic societies.  The role of journalists is even more important during a public health crisis like the one we face today, when they serve as "first corresponders."

April 28, 2020

Today, I announced three new funding opportunities as part of the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Agency's intent to develop NPI Action Plans at all of our Missions around the world.

April 24, 2020

Malaria thrives in times of crisis. When Ebola struck Africa and disrupted health care, malaria spiked. When Cyclones Idai and Kenneth tore through the Republic of Mozambique, malarious mosquitoes flourished in floodwater. As the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela caused by the criminal Maduro regime spiralled out of control, malaria soared.

April 24, 2020

Today, we remember the life of vibrant, selfless, and loving Xulhaz Mannan. On April 25, 2016, Xulhaz and his friend, Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy, were brutally murdered by men who tried to stop Xulhaz's fight for the human rights of all people.

April 23, 2020

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I extend my warmest wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world for a blessed and joyous Ramadan.

April 22, 2020

Today, on April 22, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorates this 50th Earth Day by celebrating the many ways our Agency works to increase the health of ecosystems around the world. Our approaches include the conservation, management, and restoration of forests, three major pathways for addressing the habitability of our planet.

April 21, 2020

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $400,000 in immediate assistance to support the response to Tropical Cyclone Harold, which unleashed severe destruction during its week-long path across the southern Pacific Islands.

April 17, 2020
Statement from Acting Administrator John Barsa

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I would like to extend warm wishes to Christian communities that are celebrating Easter -- both members of Western Churches who observed Easter last Sunday, April 13, 2020, and of Eastern Churches who will do so this coming Sunday.

April 16, 2020
Statement by Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I would like to extend my best wishes for Chag Pesach Kasher ve’Sameach to all Jews who are celebrating the end of Passover around the world.

April 15, 2020

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released its first ever Digital Strategy, which charts an Agency-wide vision for development and humanitarian assistance through the responsible use of digital technology in the world's rapidly evolving digital landscape.

April 11, 2020
Press Release

The pandemic of COVID-19 has devastated Italy, one of the United States' closest and oldest allies.  The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide critically needed assistance to mitigate the overwhelming disruption the pandemic has had on the delivery of health care in communities throughout Italy and the country's economic stability.  The assistance will help improve Italian citizens' access to essential health care and assist them to recover from the impact of the pandemic and re-enter, contribute to, and stabilize the economy. 

March 26, 2020

On March 25, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green swore in Dr. Alma Crumm Golden as USAID's Assistant Administrator for Global Health.

March 24, 2020

Every March 24, the international community recognizes World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. This year, it comes at a time when communities across the globe are also working to control another devastating respiratory pandemic, COVID-19. While we can still reflect on the progress made in fighting TB, today serves as a worldwide call to acknowledge the tremendous global impact of contagious infectious diseases, and the need for accelerated action to address them and safeguard global health everywhere.

March 18, 2020

The U.S. Government announced today the release of $62 million from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious-Disease Outbreaks (ERF) at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to address the pandemic of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus now called SARS-CoV-2.

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