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August 5, 2022
Media Advisory

On August 6-8, 2022, Administrator Samantha Power will travel to Bogotá, Colombia, as the head of the U.S. delegation that will attend the inauguration of Colombia’s President-Elect, Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego.

August 5, 2022

The United States is providing $2.5 million in new development assistance, subject to congressional notification, in Ghana through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

August 5, 2022
Statement From Administrator Samantha Power

Recently, the Partnership for Public Service announced Joshua (Josh) Josa as the winner of the 2022 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal People's Choice Award. Josh serves as the Disability Inclusive Education Specialist in the Center for Education at USAID. This award honors Josh’s dedication and commitment to opening access to quality and equitable education for all children and youth, and we are proud to congratulate him on this achievement and the work he continues to do to advocate for children around the world.

August 4, 2022
Interview

The U.S. says 40 million people have become hungry since Russia invaded Ukraine. The war is combined with COVID, rising food prices, and the worst drought in a hundred years in East Africa. A Senegalese minister recently warned more people could die from the food crisis than die from COVID. Among the most acutely affected: Afghanistan where 20 million people, more than half of the country, are experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity; Yemen where 19 million are food insecure, and the Horn of Africa where the UN says there is 37 million people suffer from acute hunger.

August 4, 2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with Guatemalan Foreign Minister Mario Búcaro. During the meeting, Administrator Power and Minister Búcaro discussed USAID’s longstanding commitment to the people of Guatemala and the importance of maintaining and deepening that partnership. Administrator Power highlighted USAID’s continuous efforts to combat food insecurity.

August 4, 2022

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $431 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen. This brings the total amount that the U.S. government has provided to the Yemen humanitarian response to more than $1 billion in FY 2022.

August 4, 2022
Press Release

During an August 4 visit, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced that the United States is providing $20 million, subject to congressional approval, in new additional resources for Uganda through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

August 4, 2022
Press Release

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) earned an “A” rating when the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued the federal government’s annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.

August 4, 2022

Today, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken announced a new USAID-led Feed the Future project called “Harvest III” during a critical time when a food insecurity crisis threatens Southeast Asia. The project will support Cambodia’s economic growth and food security through private sector engagement by creating better jobs, diversifying diets, and improving the well-being of Cambodians, especially women, youth, and marginalized populations. 

August 4, 2022
Readout

On August 3, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with Jose Ramos-Horta, President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste about a range of shared priorities and continued cooperation between the two countries. The Administrator and the President spoke about the importance of democratic governance and press freedom in Timor-Leste. They also discussed regional security and the importance of standing up for human rights across Southeast Asia.

August 4, 2022

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $106 million in additional humanitarian assistance through the UN World Food Program (WFP) for the people of South Sudan, who continue to experience the devastating effects of violence, food insecurity, the COVID-19 pandemic, and successive years of widespread flooding–all of which are compounded by impacts resulting from Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine.

August 4, 2022

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Supporting, Mobilizing, and Accelerating Research for Tuberculosis Elimination (SMART4TB) project. SMART4TB, a five-year initiative, will invest up to $200 million, subject to availability of funding, to identify more effective methods and tools for finding, treating, and preventing tuberculosis (TB) in USAID’s 24 priority countries for TB programming.

August 2, 2022
READOUT

Today, USAID Deputy Administrator Paloma Adams-Allen met with members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to highlight USAID’s commitment to maintain close ties with the OECS, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and the broader Caribbean region.

August 2, 2022
Readout

Today, USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with Dr. Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe. They discussed the United States’ and the WHO’s coordinated response to support Ukraine and the country’s health system recovery, and shared that USAID will provide an additional $1.8 million in funding to WHO to strengthen infectious disease surveillance and reporting in Ukraine.

August 2, 2022
Readout

On August 1, Administrator Samantha Power met with Sean Callahan, CEO of Catholic Relief Services, to discuss the ongoing crises and challenges in Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Central America, the devastation caused by Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine, as well as to express appreciation for USAID’s long-standing partnership with Catholic Relief Services.

August 2, 2022
READOUT

On August 1, Administrator Samantha Power met with Howard G. Buffett, Chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, to discuss the urgent global food security crisis exacerbated by Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine.

August 2, 2022

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $88 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Sudan, who continue to experience the devastating effects of violence, food insecurity, and climatic shocks, including severe flooding.

July 30, 2022
Statement by Administrator Samantha Power

On this day, USAID honors the resilience of the survivors of human trafficking—people courageously rebuilding their lives after enduring unspeakable horrors. But we cannot stand alone. We urge our partners in government, civil society, and the private sector to join us in our commitment to end human trafficking—the best and only way to honor the victims and survivors of this modern form of slavery.

July 29, 2022
Readout

On July 28, USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with His Excellency Massoudou Hassoumi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Niger to reaffirm USAID’s long-standing partnership with the government and people of Niger.

July 29, 2022
Press Release

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an initial $100,000 in immediate humanitarian assistance to respond to worsening displacement in Papua New Guinea resulting from election- and tribal-related violence which began in May and continues to escalate.

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Last updated: October 06, 2022

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