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Tetor 22, 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama announced today a new commitment, in coordination with the Government of Pakistan, to advance girls' education in Pakistan as part of the Let Girls Learn initiative. USAID's Let Girls Learn in Pakistan program will provide $70 million to new and ongoing USAID programs that benefit more than 200,000 adolescent girls aged 10-19. The announcement was made during an event at the White House with Mrs. Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif, spouse of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and Mrs. Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the daughter of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Tetor 21, 2015
Development Innovation Ventures Program Sources New Ways to End Extreme Poverty

The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab today announced $14.1 million in new grants to 32 organizations from around the world. The awards are funded through the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program, a year-round open competition that seeks breakthrough development solutions with the potential to change millions of lives at a fraction of the usual cost.

Tetor 20, 2015
Assistance will leverage private sector investment in the Caribbean and Central America

Secretary of State John Kerry today launched a clean energy initiative to catalyze new public and private sector investment in the Caribbean and Central America. The initiative, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Department of State, and implemented with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, will provide $10 million in its first year for crucial early-stage financial assistance to clean energy projects, bolstering energy and economic security in the two focal regions.

Tetor 19, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners released a new report today showing an almost 50 percent reduction in maternal deaths in target facilities in Uganda and Zambia. Equally as unprecedented as the reductions in mortality, these results were achieved in just two and a half years.

Tetor 16, 2015
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development Assistant Administrator for Global Health Ariel Pablos-Méndez will travel to Mexico City for the Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference from October 17-October 21.

Tetor 16, 2015

The United States today announced nearly $15 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. This brings total U.S. humanitarian assistance to Ukraine since the start of the crisis to nearly $84 million.

Tetor 9, 2015
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment Susan Markham will travel to Thailand and Bangladesh October 12-22. Her visit will focus on USAID's development assistance, specifically programs supporting gender integration and women's empowerment through public-private partnerships in the economic, democracy and governance, health, food security, and education sectors.

Tetor 8, 2015
USAID Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team Honored with Service to America Medal

I am thrilled that USAID's Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) has been selected as a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal recipient in the National Security and International Affairs category.

Tetor 2, 2015

 I am thrilled the MacArthur Foundation has honored Patrick Awuah as a 2015 MacArthur Fellow.  As the founder and President of Ashesi University, one of Africa's top institutions of higher learning, Patrick is helping to empower the next generation of Ghana's leaders. 

Tetor 1, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $1.8 million partnership with Michigan State University to help the African Great Lakes region maintain its international position in the coffee market. Today, the first ever International Coffee Day, provides an opportunity to reflect on how the coffee in your cup is connected to the lives of smallholder farmers in low income countries around the world. This partnership launches the Feed the Future African Great Lakes Region Coffee Support Program that will help coffee farmers in Rwanda support their families.

September 28, 2015

The United States remains deeply concerned by the increasingly dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, where millions of people now face pre-famine conditions. A collapsing health system is allowing rapid spread of dengue fever and other diseases, and child malnutrition is reaching alarming levels.

September 25, 2015

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt and People's Republic of China Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to create a framework to facilitate expanded U.S.-China collaboration, communication and cooperation to achieve our shared objectives on development issues.

September 24, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), along with world leaders and development partners will host "Partnering to End Extreme Poverty and Achieve the Global Goals" alongside the United Nations General Assembly.

September 22, 2015

Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Ambassador Alfonso Lenhardt, will travel to New York to participate in the 70th UN General Assembly from September 26-29. This year's gathering is especially important as the UN will host the Sustainable Development Summit,September 25-27, where world leaders will adopt a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will stimulate action for the next 15 years.

September 21, 2015

The United States announced today nearly $419 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help those affected by the conflict in Syria. With this new funding, total U.S. humanitarian assistance since the start of the crisis is now more than $4.5 billion.

September 21, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY

On Tuesday, September 22, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host a luncheon on behalf of the U.S. Government in honor of the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Washington, D.C. At the luncheon, Senior Administration and USAID officials, as well as leaders of faith based organizations, will discuss their vision for ending extreme poverty, the importance of the papal visit to this goal, and the role that faith-based organizations play in international development. Grammy Award winning rock band Jars of Clay will perform during the event.

September 16, 2015

The United States announced today more than $89 million in additional humanitarian aid to help people affected by the ongoing conflict in Yemen. This brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for this crisis to nearly $170 million in fiscal year 2015.

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September 15, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY

On Thursday, Sept. 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. EDT, the U.S. Agency for International Development will host a town hall to discuss its partnership with NASA to use space data to help international development efforts around the world. The event will be held in Washington in the amphitheater of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

September 7, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an additional $86 million in food assistance through the UN World Food Program (WFP) to help feed millions of displaced and food-insecure people in Sudan. Of the $86 million, $75 million will be used to provide more than 69,000 metric tons of U.S. food and $11 million to provide food vouchers and support the local procurement of specialized nutrition products. The new contribution brings the total U.S. Government contribution of food assistance for Sudan to $170 million this year.

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