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March 6, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will lead a USAID delegation, which includes Acting Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Latin America and Caribbean Steve Olive, to Miami, Florida and Cúcuta. The delegation will travel to Cúcuta, Colombia, on a U.S. military flight to preposition humanitarian aid for the people of Venezuela.

March 5, 2019

This additional assistance complements ongoing U.S.-funded humanitarian aid activities, such as food, water, nutrition, sanitation, emergency health care, psychosocial support, protection, shelter, and education for refugees in Bangladesh and affected populations within Burma. U.S. funding also supports Bangladeshi host communities affected by this crisis. 

March 1, 2019
Remarks

I want us to be true partners and not partners in the way that we have used it before. So, we're still going to be doing traditional cooperative agreements and contracts. It's bread and butter. But, what we're really interested in is collaboration; it's co-design, co-creation, co-financing. It is quite literally coming together as the -- as the public side, we'll have resources that have been generously allocated to us by members of Congress and the administration. And we want to come to you and say, "This is what the broader mission is. What are your ideas? What are your best efforts? How do you think we might be able to get there?"

February 28, 2019
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will participate in a panel discussion at InterAction. The panel will focus on USAID's Transformation, and it's reshaping of policy and frameworks to focus on advancing self-reliant partner countries.

February 27, 2019
Remarks

USAID stands in solidarity with Interim President Guaidó and those in Venezuela who seek a government that represents their interests and is responsive to their needs. So long as Maduro and his cronies continue to crush the people of Venezuela, their economy, and their hope, we know this crisis will continue. The people of Venezuela, like those in Cuba and Nicaragua, who are also suffering under authoritarianism, deserve freedom and a return to rule of law. Some observers talk as though democracy is in irreversible decline, but the only way that freedom and democracy will fall is if we let them. As President Trump recently said in Miami, we can see the day ahead when all the people of Latin America will at last be free.

February 26, 2019

Today, the United States announced nearly $24 million in additional emergency aid to the people of Yemen, who face the world's largest humanitarian crisis. This funding brings the total humanitarian assistance provided by the U.S. Government for the Yemen response to nearly $721 million since October 2017.

February 25, 2019

Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the nearly 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled Venezuela due to the political and economic crisis caused by Nicolas Maduro. This assistance complements the aid that the United States and its partners pre-positioned near the Colombia- and Brazil-Venezuela borders over the last few weeks, and it will provide urgently needed shelter, food, medical services, and livelihoods support that will help the integration of Venezuelans who have fled into host communities in the region.

February 25, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green accompanies Vice President Mike Pence on travel to Bogotá, Colombia, on February 25 to attend a meeting of the Lima Group and meet with regional leaders and expatriate Venezuelans.

February 22, 2019
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with Czech Foreign Minister Tomás Petříček.  Administrator Green reinforced how much USAID values the Czech Republic as a partner in promoting development and democracy, safeguarding elections, defending human rights, and strengthening civil society across the world.

February 22, 2019
Media Advisory

USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick is traveling to Miami, Florida February 24-26.  In Miami, Glick will attend the 5th Annual Powering Africa Summit, where she will discuss USAID's commitment to African energy development through Power Africa's private sector partnership model.

February 22, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the Dutch Ambassador to the United States, Henne Schuwer, to discuss how the United States and The Netherlands can alleviate the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Administrator Green and Ambassador Schuwer committed to continue working together to help the Venezuelan people. The two exchanged ideas on how best to collaborate on pre-propositioning civilian humanitarian assistance on the island of Curaçao, a component country of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, to address severe shortages of food and medicine in Venezuela.

February 22, 2019
Fact Sheet

This week, the United States airlifted additional humanitarian assistance to Colombia to provide relief to tens of thousands of Venezuelans who are suffering from severe shortages of food and medicine caused by the mismanagement of the illegitimate Maduro regime.

February 22, 2019
Media Advisory

Acting Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs, Eddy Acevedo will lead a USAID delegation, which includes Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Latin America and Caribbean Bernardo Rico, to Miami, Florida. They will join U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, and his delegation, on a U.S. military flight to Cúcuta, Colombia to accompany the delivery of additional humanitarian aid for the people of Venezuela.

February 21, 2019
Interview

So, we've been providing assistance to Venezuelan migrants for the last couple of years. Nearly 4 million Venezuelans have fled Maduro, fled the regime, fled the suffering. So, in that sense, the scale is almost unprecedented. This is the largest mass-migration event in Latin American history, forever. It's unprecedented in that sense.

The other part to it that makes it so different is it's man-made and regime-driven. This is not an earthquake. This is not a hurricane. This is not a tornado or a flood. This is one man and one regime imposing dictatorial rule, imposing suffering, and pain, on people. It's entirely man-made. It doesn't have to be. So, again, we're hopeful that the day is coming when it will all change, and we'll get new leadership, and a better future.

Director General, Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Science and Technology PhD. Khanlasy Keobounphanh (From fourth left), Mr. Daniel Fitzpatrick, Chief of Party, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) LUNAII project and 70 representatives from government and the private sector take part in the ceremony to launch an intellectual property web portal in Vientiane.
February 21, 2019

On February 20, 2019 the United States and Lao governments officially launched an intellectual property web portal at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Vientiane.

February 20, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Curaçao Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath on February 18, 2019, outside of the island's capital of Willemstad. Administrator Green thanked the Prime Minister for his support in helping alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, including through Curaçao's recognition of Interim President Juan Guaidó as the rightful leader of Venezuela. Administrator Green and the Prime Minister jointly lamented the vast humanitarian needs in Venezuela, and committed to working together to help the suffering people who are facing shortages of food and medicine by pursuing the agreements necessary to allow the U.S. Government to pre-position civilian humanitarian assistance for Venezuela in private warehouses in Curaçao.

February 20, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Curaçao from February 18 to 19, where he met with Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Separately, the Administrator met with representatives of the Venezuelan expatriate community in Curaçao to hear their personal stories and learn more about the local non-governmental organization they have set up, VENEX, to channel private donations of assistance to their countrymen. The Administrator commended the generosity of the Venezuelan residents of Curaçao, and both sides expressed hope that the dark days of despair in Venezuela are coming to an end.

February 17, 2019
Interview

Today what we did was bring in a new shipment of humanitarian assistance, about 66 metric tons.  As I made clear, this was not the first, nor will it be the last, there will be other shipments coming in, other materials coming in from countries like Indonesia, they'll be coming in from a variety of sources and it really is (inaudible) what President Guaido asked of President Trump. President Guaido, who we officially recognize as interim president of Venezuela, had a specific request for emergency medical care and nutrition, and so we've been responding. We've been mobilizing assistance getting here, prepositioning here in Colombia, obviously Cucuta primarily, which is what President Guaido and his representatives have asked for.

February 16, 2019
Remarks

Several weeks ago, the United States officially recognized Juan Guaidó as the Interim President of Venezuela.  At that time, he made specific requests of President Donald Trump for assistance. The following day, at USAID, we met with his representatives, and they made specific requests for assistance that they needed.  Working closely with the Government of Colombia, that is what has brought us to this day.

February 16, 2019
Remarks

Thank you very much. As we just saw, the latest shipment of U.S. humanitarian aid has now arrived here on the Colombian border with Venezuela. To be very clear, this is not the first shipment, nor will it be the last shipment, not only from the United States, but we know that many other countries are joining as well.

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