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October 19, 2022
Statement by Administrator Samantha Power

Today, we call again on the Houthis to release our detained U.S.-employed Yemeni staff immediately. 

October 18, 2022
Media Advisory

Administrator Power will travel to Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday, October 19 and deliver a keynote address during the World Food Prize Foundation's annual Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue.

October 18, 2022
Fact Sheet

Today, the White House released the U.S. National Biodefense Strategy and Implementation Plan for Countering Biological Threats, Enhancing Pandemic Preparedness, and Achieving Global Health Security (Strategy).

October 16, 2022
Statement By Administrator Samantha Power

I am alarmed by the escalating risk for widespread atrocities and violence against civilians in Northern Ethiopia, as well as recent attacks by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) and Eritrean Defense Forces (EDF) in the city of Shire. The Tigray Defense Front’s (TDF) provocative actions in the Amhara region are only deepening the acute threat to civilians.

October 16, 2022
Statement by Administrator Power

This World Food Day, the world faces a global food security crisis of historic proportions. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the deepening climate crisis, spiking prices for energy, food and fertilizer, and armed conflicts, including Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, have plunged millions into unprecedented levels of hunger and malnutrition.

October 15, 2022
Readout

On October 14, Administrator Power met with Ukraine Minister of Finance Serhiy Marchenko to discuss the Government of Ukraine’s evolving needs and priorities as Putin’s unprovoked war heads into winter. Administrator Power, following her recent visit to Kyiv, reaffirmed USAID’s long-term commitment to the people of Ukraine and their desire for self-determination, as well as to Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

October 15, 2022
Readout

On October 14, Deputy Administrator Coleman met with Carin Jämtin, Director-General of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), to discuss areas of partnership and collaboration to advance global priorities, including support for Ukraine, and mobilizing donors toward locally-led development.

October 15, 2022
Readout

On October 14, USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with Katarina Mathernova, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) for the European Union (EU) to coordinate on the broader Ukraine development and humanitarian response, direct budget support for Ukraine, energy needs for Moldova, and other assistance in the region.

October 14, 2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Pat Conroy, Minister for International Development and the Pacific and for Defense Industry for Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

October 14, 2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships. Administrator Power and Commissioner Urpilainen signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Power Africa, the U.S. government-led partnership coordinated by USAID that brings together the collective resources of more than 175 public and private sector partners to increase the number of people with access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.

October 14, 2022
Press Release

As insecurity, gang violence, and the humanitarian situation worsens in Haiti, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying an elite Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to escalating humanitarian needs.

October 14, 2022
Press Release

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed a three-year, $12 million agreement to continue the U.S. government’s long-standing support for independent media in South Sudan and the disputed Abyei Area on the South Sudan-Sudan border, as an essential element of democracy.

October 14, 2022
Readout

Yesterday, Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with Khalil Shariff, Interim CEO at the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), to discuss ways to deepen collaboration between civil society actors and Central Asian governments to promote people-centered progress, accountability, and inclusive democratic societies. The conversation also focused on how AKF is currently operating in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

USAID Provides $1.5 Million for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Support in Lao PDR
October 14, 2022
USAID Provides $1.5 Million for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Support in Lao PDR

On a visit to Sisattanak District Hospital today, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink announced an additional $1.5 Million USD to further increase COVID-19 vaccination rollout support.  The funding is administered through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.

October 13, 2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Power met with Vicky Ford, Minister for Development, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), United Kingdom (UK), to discuss deepening our partnership to advance global stability and prosperity.

October 13, 2022
Readout

Today, USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with Marwan A. Al-Ghanem, Director General of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, to discuss areas of collaboration – including combating food insecurity and providing humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable.

October 13, 2022
Readout

Today, Deputy Administrator Coleman met with Nigeria Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman Mahmood Yakubu. They discussed USAID's support for free, peaceful, and fair elections in Nigeria.

October 13, 2022
Press Release

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a grant of $60 million to UNICEF to provide direct support to vulnerable Tunisian families as they contend with rolling food shortages, fuel and food price hikes, and rising economic uncertainty.

October 12, 2022
Statement By Administrator Power

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Labor, announced a record allocation of 20,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Haiti – as part of almost 65,000 supplemental H-2B visas made available for fiscal year 2023.

October 12, 2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Nepal Finance Minister Janardan Sharma and representatives from the Government of Nepal to discuss the country’s democratic gains, economic development, and the impact of rising food and fuel prices on Nepalese families.

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Last updated: December 09, 2022

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