USAID at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly

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Acting Administrator Barsa’s Remarks at the Concordia UNGA Summit

 

Latest Updates from UNGA 2020

Last updated: September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced $1.2 million for 10 small and medium-sized agribusinesses to address the economic fallout in emerging markets caused by COVID-19. Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation - a USAID-led program managed by Fintrac that is responsible for building partnerships with private-sector agribusinesses-is working with past partner companies to help them cope with the impact of COVID-19 and remain resilient during and after the pandemic.

September 24, 2020

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa met with the Honorable David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP). Acting Administrator Barsa thanked Executive Director Beasley for WFP's dedicated partnership in responding to food crises in some of the world's most-challenging environments, including the Republic of Yemen, Sudan, and South Sudan. They also discussed growing humanitarian needs and the continued impact of COVID-19 on humanitarian programs.

September 24, 2020

Today, the United States announced nearly $108 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of the Republic of South Sudan.  This new funding brings U.S. humanitarian assistance to the people of South Sudan to nearly $907 million since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2020, including more than $64 million in supplemental humanitarian aid to respond to the pandemic of COVID-19 in the region.

September 24, 2020

The United States announced more than $720 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance in Syria, which brings the total amount of U.S. aid since the start of the conflict to more than $12 billion.  Today's announcement includes more than $419 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help people in Syria. as well as Syrian refugees who have fled to neighboring countries. 

September 24, 2020

The United States announced nearly $152 million in new humanitarian assistance for the Central Sahel Republics of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso, and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, which are dealing with mass population displacements and food-insecurity because of ongoing conflict in the region.  Today's announcement includes more than $85 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and nearly $67 million from the U.S. Department of State.

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