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September 18, 2018

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey:

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with The Honorable Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia, on Tuesday.

Ambassador Rena Bitter Participated in a Hand-washing Activity with Children Affected by the Recent Flash Floods in Attapeu
September 17, 2018

U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter visited U.S. government funded relief projects for people affected by recent flash floods and met with Provincial Governor Leth Xayaphone and local officials to discuss recovery efforts during her recent trip to Attapeu Province on September 10-11, 2018 as part of the United States’ ongoing support to the Government of Laos’ efforts to help local people affected by the disaster.

September 14, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Brock Bierman will travel to Sofia, Bulgaria September 17-20.

September 13, 2018

As our disaster experts monitor Tropical Storm Isaac, which reached the Eastern Caribbean Thursday, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is announcing additional support to help the Caribbean prepare for, and respond to, major storms and hurricanes.

September 12, 2018

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced the expansion of research partnerships with U.S. universities to develop and deploy solutions to address global agricultural challenges and help end hunger.

September 12, 2018

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is accepting new applications for the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program. Anyone, anywhere can apply at any time.

September 7, 2018

On Thursday, a military court martial in South Sudan took an important first step toward justice when it convicted 10 South Sudanese government soldiers of rape, sexual assault, looting, and the murder of John Gatluak, a journalist employed by Internews and recipient of a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In July 2016, the soldiers attacked the Juba Terrain residential compound, home to American citizens and other foreign nationals employed by USAID partners and other organizations dedicated to assisting the people of South Sudan.

September 7, 2018

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Honorable Carlos Holmes Trujillo, on Friday in Washington, D.C. In the meeting, the Administrator highlighted USAID's close partnership with Colombia, and emphasized the Agency's commitment to helping the new Duque Administration implement Colombia's priorities.

September 6, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Food Security and the Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future Beth Dunford will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 6-7.

September 4, 2018

The U.S. Agency for International Development is deeply troubled by the flawed convictions of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. We join the international community in calling for their immediate, unconditional release. These convictions are an enormous setback for democracy and the rule of law in Burma. We urge the Government of Burma to protect journalists and press freedom, which are the bedrocks of democracy and peace. Actions that restrict the freedom of the press prevent Burma from reaching the full promise of democratic, citizen-responsive governance and equal opportunity and rights for all. The United States will continue to stand with journalists, civil society, and others who work to shine a light in dark places and give a voice to the voiceless.

September 4, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment Michelle Bekkering will lead the U.S. government delegation to the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum on Women and the Economy (WEF). The Forum will take place in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from September 3-8, 2018. Bekkering concurrently serves as the Agency's Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment.

August 31, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Counselor Thomas H. Staal will travel to Berlin, Germany September 1-3 to participate in the High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region to discuss humanitarian response, crisis prevention, stabilization, and sustainable development.

August 23, 2018

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the extension of two research partnerships with Kansas State University that are helping to combat global hunger.

August 22, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to New York City and Salt Lake City, Utah on August 23-24 to meet with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, and Permanent Representatives of Pacific Small Island Developing States.

August 22, 2018
Readout

USAID Administrator Mark Green met with the Ecuadorian Ambassador to the United States Francisco Carrión on Tuesday in Washington. They discussed opportunities to deepen cooperation between USAID and Ecuador, especially in terms of preparing for, and responding to disasters.

August 20, 2018

This morning, on behalf of USAID, I hope to convey two important messages to all of you.  The first is, as Dan was alluding to, relates to the rapidly-evolving nature of humanitarian relief and assistance. 

The second, as we mark this day, is simply our deep, deep admiration and gratitude for the many heroes of our humanitarian work.  They, and many of you, are truly extraordinary and heroic.

August 17, 2018
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will deliver the keynote address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Celebrating World Humanitarian Day event.

August 17, 2018

This Sunday, August 19, marks World Humanitarian Day, a time to recognize aid workers who sacrifice their lives to help people affected by global crises. Since the deaths of 22 staff members from the United Nations and other relief agencies in a Baghdad bombing 15 years ago, each year on this day we honor the brave women and men who risk everything to help people in need. In disaster and conflict zones around the world, attacks on aid workers and civilians are making it more dangerous for humanitarians to deliver assistance. Last year, 313 aid workers were killed, injured, or kidnapped.

August 9, 2018
Readout

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green met with Nepal Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada during which Administrator Green reaffirmed USAID's commitment to its strong partnership with Nepal.

August 8, 2018

As Eric mentioned, one year ago this week, President Trump gave me the honor of joining the great team at USAID.  It seems only fitting that I mark that milestone here. I've made more trips to Latin America during that time than any other region in the world.

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