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USAID Weekly - September 17, 2021

 

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Last updated: September 17, 2021

July 30, 2021

The White House released new strategies to address root causes of migration in Honduras, El Salvador, & Guatemala. USAID plays an integral role in this goal as we address the economic, governance, and security challenges. Administrator Power spoke at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit. She stressed the importance of achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 and the U.S. contributions to that goal. In Somalia, food insecurity is worsening due to COVID-19 and recurring locust infestations. The U.S. is assisting with food, water, and health services, reaching more than 750,000 people. The U.S. continues to help fight COVID-19, delivering millions of vaccines globally, including to Madagascar, Paraguay, and Pakistan.

July 23, 2021

USAID announced new funding for research and innovation centers in Liberia and Guatemala. These partnerships will help strengthen health systems and promote economic development. Administrator Power and His Majesty King Abdullah II met this week, recognizing USAID's long-standing partnership with Jordan. They also discussed the deepening humanitarian crisis in Lebanon and the need for an international response. The first shipments of U.S.-donated vaccines arrived in Africa to help fight COVID-19. The United States continued to deliver additional vaccines around the world including Bangladesh, Haiti, Jordan, Ukraine and Zambia.

July 16, 2021

Administrator Power presented USAID's 2022 budget request to the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees. As the world's premier development agency, USAID will continue to tackle the toughest challenges and help those most in need. Ongoing conflict in Afghanistan is driving rising humanitarian needs as millions lack food and food prices soar. In just one week, USAID and WFP delivered emergency food to 380,000 people across the country. The U.S. continued to deliver vaccines across the globe to help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of vaccines were delivered to Afghanistan, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Moldova, and Nepal. This week, Administrator Power spoke at the International Religious Freedom Summit. She stressed USAID's commitment to protecting religious minorities and defending human rights. 

July 9, 2021

USAID continues to support the people of Timor-Leste who are recovering from Tropical Cyclone Seroja. Farmers are receiving seeds and tools to replant staple crops destroyed by floods. Ten years after South Sudan's independence, nearly two-thirds of the population faces hunger and one-third is displaced. Administrator Power called on the country's leaders to end the conflict and protect human rights. To help end the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. delivered millions of vaccines to Bangladesh, Pakistan, El Salvador, and Peru. Supported by Power Africa and USAID, the Kipeto Wind Farm in Kenya is now generating clean electricity to 250,000 households.

July 2, 2021

As COVID-19 cases surge in India, the U.S. continues to support the country. Additional USAID assistance announced this week will help India with its response efforts and strengthen the country’s healthcare supply chains. In Syria, humanitarian needs rise higher than ever due to conflict, COVID-19, and economic crisis. To help address this dire situation, the U.S. announced $436 million in additional life saving aid. Each month, U.S. aid reaches 6 million Syrians. There are devastating reports of famine conditions and human rights atrocities in Tigray, Ethiopia. Up to 900,000 people could face death, with millions more at risk if urgent action is not taken. Assistant to the Administrator Sarah Charles spoke at the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the deteriorating conditions. For the first time, in honor of Pride Month, USAID raised the Progress flag. As Administrator Power noted, this is a huge step in recognizing that what we see matters.

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