USAID Weekly

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Current Weekly Wrap Up:

Acting Administrator Barsa spoke at the Concordia Summit as part of the UN General Assembly activities.  His speech, "Foreign Assistance is National Security," highlights USAID's critical role within the U.S. national security structure. Also at the Concordia Summit, Deputy Administrator Glick discussed digital technology with Oracle CRO Safra Catz and Liz Schrayer of the USGLC. USAID and its private sector partners help millions around the world by promoting food security and resilience. In Madagascar, USAID built new water systems that will provide fresh, clean water to nearby communities. USAID Kosovo hosted Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick during her visit with DFC and other USG colleagues. USAID sent relief supplies for people affected by floods in Sudan. 

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Last updated: September 25, 2020

September 11, 2020

USAID announced more than $15 million in additional humanitarian assistance to end the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. USAID and the World Food Programme distributed food aid to families following last week's floods in Afghanistan. USAID donated 50 brand-new ventilators to the Dominican Republic in the global fight against COVID-19. USAID and the LEGO Foundation announced a new partnership to increase "Learning through Play" for children to become creative, engaged, and life-long learners.

September 4, 2020

Under the New Partnerships Initiative, USAID announced 5 new awards totaling $95 million in global health, higher education, youth, and women's economic empowerment. USAID announced $1.17 million for 5 Better Together Challenge awards to directly benefit Venezuelans in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. USAID and World Vision continue to provide vital food assistance to people in Haiti, adapting distributions to protect against the spread of Coronavirus. USAID delivered 500 ventilators to Indonesia with support from the U.S. Air Force. USAID also delivered 200 ventilators to Uzbekistan and 200 to Sri Lanka.

August 28, 2020

The African continent has been certified FREE of wild poliovirus. USAID is proud to work with our partners that contributed to this accomplishment. USAID provided 50 ventilators to Kosovo to help provide life-saving care to those fighting COVID-19. USAID also delivered a second shipment of ventilators to the people of El Salvador. This week we marked Women's Equality Day. USAID is proud to work every day on strengthening women's rights and political participation throughout the world.

August 21, 2020

USAID provided 200 brand-new ventilators to Nigeria to support its fight against COVID-19. USAID provided 50 ventilators to the Pacific Islands: 30 to Fiji, 10 to Nauru, and 10 on their way to Kiribati. This donation will help these countries be prepared against COVID-19. USAID provided 200 ventilators to Bolivia, working late into the night to deliver this life-saving medical equipment to the Bolivian people. USAID continues to work with the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese Red Cross to distribute hygiene supplies following the Beirut explosions.

August 14, 2020

Acting Administrator John Barsa met USAID staff and partners in Lebanon who are responding to the humanitarian crisis. The U.S. is providing more than $18 million in assistance, bringing total U.S. humanitarian assistance in Lebanon to $594 million since October 2018. Many thanks to the U.S. Department of Defense for transporting USAID emergency medical supplies to Lebanon for 60,000 people for six months. This week, America delivered 250 new state-of-the-art ventilators to Egypt. USAID is proud to deliver 50 ventilators to help Mozambique's fight against COVID-19.