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November 10, 2022
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Today, Administrator Samantha Power concluded her multi-day visit to Lebanon with a series of meetings and events in Beirut.

November 10, 2022
Press Release

Today in Beirut, Administrator Samantha Power announced USAID will provide $50 million for Lebanese and refugee students living in the country to attend the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanese American University (LAU), and Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU).

November 9, 2022

Today at COP27, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a suite of programs and targets to increase private investment in climate solutions and make progress on its COP26 commitment to mobilize $150 billion in climate finance by 2030. USAID is focusing on funding the most urgent needs in partner countries through expanding access to climate finance and increasing the number of financial institutions making climate investments.

November 9, 2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power concluded her first full day of a multi-day visit to Lebanon. Following her arrival yesterday afternoon, she visited the National Museum of Beirut and learned about the government’s efforts to preserve Lebanon’s world-renowned cultural antiquities.

November 9, 2022

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced 15 grants to higher education institutions to analyze the impacts of COVID-19 in eight countries around the globe. Selected researchers from USAID partner countries will receive awards of up to $70,000 each – for a total of over $870,000 in funding – and partner with scientists funded by other U.S. government agencies. South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation co-funded five of the 15 COVID-19 research grants to additionally support these grantees.

November 9, 2022

Today in West Beqaa, Lebanon, Administrator Samantha Power announced $8.5 million in funding for Lebanon that will support 22 new solar-powered water pumping projects in Lebanon. These projects, which will be completed over the next two years, will serve more than 150 towns and villages and benefit over half a million Lebanese citizens and refugees by providing reliable access to water and decreasing operating costs and dependence on fuel to those who desperately need it. 

November 9, 2022

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $72 million in emergency food assistance to more than 650,000 vulnerable people in Lebanon, including refugees from Syria and other countries.

November 8, 2022
Media Advisory

From November 8-10, 2022, Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman will travel to Colombia to build on the U.S.-Colombia bilateral relationship and collaborate on shared priorities, including Venezuelan migrant integration; 2016 Peace Accord implementation; economic development; localization; and work with Afro-Colombian Indigenous Peoples, women, and youth. During her trip, the Deputy Administrator will meet with national and local government officials; civil society and private sector partners; journalists; and USAID Mission staff. 

November 8, 2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $25 million to support vulnerable people in Ukraine during the harsh winter. Ongoing attacks by Russian forces on critical infrastructure and housing in Ukraine have undermined the civilian population’s ability to survive cold winter temperatures, which are expected to increase humanitarian needs, particularly among those living in damaged housing or who have fled due to conflict.

November 8, 2022

По лінії Агентства США з міжнародного розвитку (USAID), США додатково нададуть Україні 25 млн. дол. для підтримки вразливих верств населення під час суворої зими. Постійні обстріли російськими військами критичної інфраструктури та житлових будинків залишають українців без належного захисту перед зимовою холоднечею; очікується, що це призведе до зростання гуманітарних потреб – особливо серед тих, хто мешкають у зруйнованих будинках чи змушені були залишити свої домівки внаслідок конфлікту.

November 8, 2022
Media Advisory

Administrator Power arrived in Lebanon today for a three-day visit focused on providing support to the Lebanese people, particularly those impacted by the country’s economic and humanitarian crisis, as more than half of Lebanese households are in need of some form of food assistance – a situation that has been exacerbated by Putin’s war against Ukraine. This also has a negative impact on the millions of refugees Lebanon graciously continues to host.

November 7, 2022
Media Advisory

Administrator Power will travel to Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt on November 11-12, 2022 to attend the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27). While there, the Administrator will speak to the progress we have made over the last year in upholding our climate commitments and supporting our partner countries who are dealing with the impacts of climate change.

November 4, 2022
Press Release

Today, Administrator Samantha Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to renew and expand collaboration on global scientific and technological solutions over the next five years.

November 2, 2022
Press Release

Today, on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching the Strengthening Transparency and Accountability through Investigative Reporting (STAIR) program and building on nearly 15 years of support for investigative journalism in Europe and Eurasia.

November 2, 2022
Readout

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Jessica Jennings: 

In a visit to Morehouse College on November 1, Administrator Power celebrated a new partnership with Morehouse College’s Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership, part of USAID’s commitment to diversifying the international development field to better address global challenges.

November 1, 2022
Press Release

Today, Administrator Samantha Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Morehouse College’s Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership (AYCGL).

October 31, 2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with the Board of Directors of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA), whose membership includes representatives from across the global fertilizer value chain. 

October 31, 2022
Press Release

The United States Agency For International Development (USAID) has approved a major expansion to its flagship initiative for recruiting Foreign Service Officers from diverse and underrepresented groups. Expansion of the Agency’s Payne Fellowship Program, has resulted in a doubling of the number of Fellows recruited annually from 15 to 30.

October 31, 2022
Media Advisory

Tomorrow, Administrator Samantha Power will travel to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia to celebrate the Agency’s fifth agreement under USAID’s Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Partnership Initiative this year. The Administrator will also meet with students and the university faculty during her visit.

October 30, 2022
Statement by Administrator Samantha Power

Russia’s comments about suspending its participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative are regrettable. This life-saving agreement between Russia, Ukraine, and Turkey, brokered in July by the United Nations, has allowed the export of more than nine million metric tons of grain and other food products to populations around the world in the midst of a devastating global food crisis. 

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Last updated: December 09, 2022

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