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Last updated: September 09, 2022

September 6, 2022

“We had a hard time this spring, everything was in doubt,” recalls farmer Ihor Khabatiuk as he thinks about how Russia’s war against Ukraine put his farm, and country, in jeopardy. Ihor, one of more than 12,000 farmers across Ukraine to receive emergency assistance from USAID during the war, raises livestock on a farm that he and his father started in Rivne Oblast in 2018. At first, the farm had only five cows and 20 hectares of land. Today, the farm (called Rodyna-Plus) is significantly larger: 80 head of livestock, including 37 dairy cows, and 100 hectares of land.

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September 6, 2022

The USAID Mission in Ukraine continues to transform its programming to meet the urgent needs of the Ukrainian people following Russia’s full-scale invasion. All USAID/Ukraine programs remain active and we continue to invest in more than 40 activities implemented by more than 700 implementing partner staff in the country. This responds to immediate, evolving needs and advances Ukraine’s long-term development as an independent, democratic, and prosperous society.

September 2, 2022

Vira is an expert in pharmaceutical supply chains. A health professional, her motivation has always been to help her country and her fellow citizens, including those most at risk. For almost two years now, Vira has worked on a USAID activity to improve the distribution of life-saving drugs for diseases such as HIV and TB. 

Still, Vira never could have imagined how relevant her profession would become after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.   

August 29, 2022

Oleksandra Shchukina is the head of Smart Media, a USAID-supported civil society organization that helps Ukraine’s citizens understand key reforms. She was raised in a family with civic and patriotic values; values which have given her strength during Russia’s war against Ukraine.

August 29, 2022

This year, university student Anastasia Kryvenkova’s life changed dramatically. Russia’s war against Ukraine came to her hometown of Mariupol where she was in her third year of tourism studies at Pryazovskyi State Technical University (PSTU).