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February 11, 2021
Statement by USAID Acting Administrator Gloria Steele

USAID has stood shoulder to shoulder with the people of Burma for decades in their struggle for peace, democracy, and freedom. They deserve nothing less. President Biden has described the Burmese military’s February 1, 2021 coup as a “direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy and the rule of law.” The people of Burma have struggled for too long and made too many sacrifices for the military to erase this progress in such an undemocratic manner.

February 6, 2021
Statement by Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala

Today, on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) reaffirms our commitment to ending this human rights violation and the gender inequalities that contribute to the prevalence of FGM/C around the world. 

February 4, 2021
Statement by USAID Acting Administrator Gloria Steele

As President Biden made clear in his remarks today, it is a new day for USAID, the United States, and the world.

January 30, 2021
Statement by USAID Acting Administrator Gloria Steele

This week, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to join governments around the world in celebrating World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day and the launch of a new global strategy for NTDs. 

January 29, 2021
Statement by Pooja Jhunjhunwala, Acting Spokesperson

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the world’s premier development agency, fully supports and recognizes the power and innovation that lies within its workforce. The diversity of our talented colleagues is our greatest strength, and brings expertise, passion, and commitment to advancing our mission. USAID is committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce and ensuring equity, inclusion, engagement, and respect in our workplace. These are all keys to success.

January 29, 2021
Statement by Acting Administrator Gloria Steele

Today, I am proud to recognize President Biden’s commitment to improving the lives of beneficiaries, particularly women and girls, around the world by revoking the January 23, 2017 Presidential Memorandum (The Mexico City Policy), thereby rescinding the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA) policy. This action means that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will again benefit from an expanded partner base able to implement U.S. global health assistance. This includes increasing access to critical health services, such as HIV/AIDS care for key populations, family planning information and services, and effective tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment. Our efforts help promote safe motherhood, improve the health of mothers and their children, and increase educational and economic opportunities for women and girls.

TMA’s Manager for Environment & Research Ms. Sarah Osima signs off on the official handover agrometeorological supplies with FAO’s National Project Coordinator Mr. Diomedes Kalisa (right) and In Country Coordinator Ms. Rebecca Mwasyoke of Washington State University International Development Office (left). Since 2015, USAID has funded the “Building Capacity for Resilient Food Security Project,” which provides technical assistance and funding to TMA.
January 29, 2021

On Tuesday, January 19, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Natio­ns (FAO) handed-over weather monitoring tools to the Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA). Supplies include pH meters, standard rain gauges, measuring cylinders and bottles, a desktop computer, and the development of a new database server.

Meneja wa Mazingira na Utafiti wa TMA Bi Sarah Osima akisaini hati rasmi ya makabidhiano ya vifaa vya hali ya hewa na Mratibu wa Mradi wa Kitaifa wa FAO Bwana Diomedes Kalisa (kulia) na Mratibu wa Nchini Bi. Rebecca Mwasyoke wa Ofisi ya Maendeleo ya Washington State University (kushoto). Tangu 2015, USAID imefadhili mradi wa “Building Capacity for Resilient Food Security," ambao hutoa msaada wa kitaalamu na ufadhili kwa TMA.
January 29, 2021

Jumanne, Januari 19, Serikali ya Marekani, kupitia Shirika la Marekani la Maendeleo ya Kimataifa (USAID), kwa kushirikiana na Wizara ya Kilimo ya Marekani, na Shirika la Chakula na Kilimo la Umoja wa Mataifa (FAO) walikabidhi zana za ufuatiliaji wa hali ya hewa kwa Mamlaka ya Hali ya Hewa Tanzania (TMA). Vifaa vyenyewe ni pamoja na vifaa vya kupima asidi na alkali, vifaa maalumu vya kupima mvua (vipima mvua), silinda za maabara za kupima ujazo wa vimiminika , kompyuta ya mezani, na uboreshaji wa seva mpya ya hifadhidata.

December 30, 2020

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $5 million in humanitarian assistance to help Nicaraguans affected by Hurricanes Iota and Eta. This brings the total U.S. humanitarian aid to respond to the storms in the Republic of Nicaragua to $6.6 million, and to nearly $53 million for the region.

November 18, 2020

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying a Disaster-Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to back-to-back hurricanes in Central America, where Hurricane Iota made landfall yesterday as a powerful Category 4 storm just two weeks after Hurricane Eta hit the same region.

October 30, 2020

Between October 28 and 29, 2020, at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum hosted virtually out of Hanoi, Vietnam, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick announced new initiatives, partnerships, and funding to promote economic growth led by the private sector that advances the U.S. Government’s vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

October 29, 2020
Statement by Acting Administrator John Barsa

Today, we celebrate one of the most groundbreaking inventions in human history. On October 29, 1969, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Stanford University first connected over a long-distance computer network. The teams only sent two letters before the receiving computer crashed, but those first bits of data marked the first Internet transmission in history.

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 7, 2020

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced 16 new awards through its Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) to test and scale breakthrough solutions to the world's most intractable development challenges. The successful organizations, many of which are new to working with USAID, span six sectors and nine countries.

January 7, 2020

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that Eddy Acevedo became the National Security Advisor in the Office of the Administrator, effective on December 27, 2019.

September 24, 2019

For many years, development agencies acted as though they were the only legitimate drivers of progress.  And when you think about it, it made some sense. Our partner countries were still emerging from communism and colonialism and they had tremendous needs.  And so we stepped forward with material assistance: food, medicine, books, buildings. Or we lent people, doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers. And we did it, in part, because if we didn't, who would?

September 19, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to New York City, from September 23-27, 2019 to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Administrator Green will meet with bilateral and multilateral partners to discuss the journey to self-reliance, private-sector engagement through a new collaboration ethic, and other development and humanitarian assistance priorities.

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.

December 3, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator Eddy Acevedo will travel to Bogota, Colombia December 3-7. His visit is a follow-up to Administrator Green's July meetings with the Colombian Government. Acting Assistant Administrator Acevedo will meet with Colombian government officials to discuss the U.S.-Colombian partnership and ongoing efforts to support Venezuelans fleeing the Maduro regime.

October 16, 2018

As part of the continued commitment by Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo, and USAID Administrator Green to support ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq as highlighted earlier this year at the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the United States is proud to announce over $178 million in U.S. foreign assistance to support these vulnerable communities in Iraq. This brings total U.S. assistance for this population to nearly $300 million since Fiscal Year 2017, implemented by both the State Department and USAID.


Last updated: September 30, 2022

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