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Last updated: April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021

On April 22-23, President Biden hosted a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate to catalyze global ambition to address the climate crisis. The Summit convened world leaders to galvanize efforts to keep the vital goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius within reach.

April 22, 2021

On April 22, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorates Earth Day. In line with this year’s theme, “Restore our Earth,” USAID recognizes the need for global progress in environmental protection and reiterate our commitment to meet the urgent environmental challenges we face.

April 20, 2021

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $100,000 in immediate assistance to support people affected by Typhoon Surigae in Palau. Typhoon Surigae is the first typhoon of the season in the western Pacific ocean, and has severely impacted people in Palau’s outer islands and the main island. The slow moving typhoon brought significant rain and heavy winds, causing inundating floods and resulting in damage to homes and properties.

April 19, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) welcomes the reaching of an agreement by the UN World Food Program (WFP) to establish humanitarian operations in Venezuela. WFP will provide critically needed food assistance and reach millions of children in need.

April 15, 2021

Today, the United States announced more than $95 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of South Sudan who are affected by ongoing political conflict and are facing extreme food insecurity, including likely famine. This funding includes more than $52 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and nearly $43 million from the U.S. Department of State. It brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to more than $482 million so far in Fiscal Year 2021.

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