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October 28, 2020

Today, at the U.S. Government’s third annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum hosted virtually out of Hanoi, Vietnam, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a consortium of U.S. retail, apparel, and footwear companies and industry associations to pursue much-needed relief to the predominantly female workers in their supply-chains in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Deputy Administrator Glick signed the MOU on behalf of USAID, and Steve Lamar, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Apparel and Footwear Association,signed it on behalf of the consortium.

October 28, 2020

Today, at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum hosted virtually out of Hanoi, Vietnam, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for Asia Javier Piedra announced new activities valued at more than $28 million to advance regional energy markets in South Asia. The assistance advances the U.S. Government’s Asia EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) initiative, which works to strengthen energy security and expand access to energy across the Indo-Pacific region.

October 27, 2020
READOUT

On October 25, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick participated in meetings with officials of the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to discuss expanding U.S. and Emirati development and humanitarian assistance cooperation. In other meetings led by U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach, the U.S. and Emirati delegations discussed the countries’ economic relationship and the necessity to use trusted providers for digital infrastructure.

October 27, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has released eight Requests For Information (RFIs) for the Next Generation Global Health Supply-Chain suite of programs (NextGen). Under NextGen, USAID expects to issue multiple contracts, with a total funding envelope of approximately $16 billion over a period of ten years, subject to the availability of appropriations.

October 27, 2020
Statement by Acting Administrator John Barsa

Today, we observe International Religious Freedom Day, a reminder that freedom of worship is a universal human right protected by the laws and Constitution of our Nation. Our work around the world has made it clear that countries that protect religious freedom tend to enjoy stronger economies, greater political stability, and more peaceful relations with their neighbors.

October 26, 2020
Media Advisory

On October 28, 2020, Acting U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Barsa will deliver remarks and participate in a fireside chat at the American Enterprise Institute on the Over-the-Horizon (OTH) Strategic Review, a USAID initiative to prepare for lasting changes to the development and humanitarian landscape in a world altered by COVID-19.

October 24, 2020
Statement By Acting Administrator John Barsa

Today, the day after the Republic of Sudan joined the historic Abraham Accords brokered by President Trump and made peace with the State of Israel, the United States announced $81 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Sudan as they confront ongoing severe challenges related to a deteriorating economy, the global pandemic, and the worst floods in more than a century.

October 24, 2020
Readout

Yesterday, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick participated in meetings with the Government of Bahrain led by the U.S. Undersecretary for State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach.

October 22, 2020
Readout

On October 20 and 21, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick traveled to Estonia, where she met with Estonian government officials and representatives of private-sector technology companies to discuss U.S.- Estonia relations, opportunities for increased development cooperation in third countries, countering malign Kremlin influence, and USAID's efforts to advance European and Eurasian countries along their Journeys to Self-Reliance. 

October 22, 2020
Press Release

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the renewal of partnerships with the Fairfax County (Virginia) Fire and Rescue and Los Angeles County (California) Fire Departments to provide urban search-and-rescue services as part of USAID’s response to disasters overseas.

October 22, 2020
Media Advisory

On October 27, 2020, Acting Administrator John Barsa of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will participate in an event at the Hudson Institute in observation of International Religious Freedom Day.

October 22, 2020
Statement by Acting Administrator John Barsa

Today, the United States announced nearly $200 million in additional humanitarian assistance provided in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 for Rohingya refugees and host communities in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and other countries in the region, as well as for internally displaced Rohingya and other crisis-affected communities in Burma, including those who fled ethnic cleansing in Rakhine State since August 2017.

October 21, 2020

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced $2 million for five new awards under the BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge to benefit Venezuelans in the Argentine Republic, the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Republics of Colombia and Chile, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. 

October 20, 2020
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing a total of $200,000 in immediate humanitarian aid to support efforts to respond to severe flooding in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Kingdom of Cambodia.

October 20, 2020
Readout

Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick participated in meetings with officials of the Government of the Republic of Finland.

October 20, 2020

Around the world, teams from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are harnessing the power of digital tools and technology to help advance communities in our partner countries on their Journeys to Self-Reliance. USAID is committed to helping people live freer, healthier, and more prosperous lives while contributing to the goal of ending the need for foreign assistance.

October 20, 2020
Media Advisory

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, Acting Administrator John Barsa of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will participate in a virtual discussion, "Looking Back, Looking Forward: Addressing the Venezuela Migration Crisis with Innovation."

October 16, 2020
STATEMENT BY POOJA JHUNJHUNWALA, ACTING SPOKESPERSON

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will travel to the Republics of Finland and Estonia from October 18 to 21, 2020.

October 16, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to announce the award of almost $900 million to American small businesses (SBs) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, the Agency's best performance ever in supporting U.S. entrepreneurs. Expanding investments in U.S. small businesses is a core part of the Agency's continuing efforts to expand and diversify this important partner base.

October 16, 2020
STATEMENT

Today, we celebrate World Food Day-a moment to pause and recognize the ongoing need for action towards ending global poverty, hunger and malnutrition. Just last week, the Nobel Committee recognized the importance of fighting hunger in efforts to build peace. Against the backdrop of a pandemic that threatens to increase global poverty, hunger and malnutrition substantially, the message of this year's World Food Day feels more poignant and urgent than others in recent memory.

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