USAID Response in Ukraine

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USAID Response in Ukraine

The U.S. Government’s partnership with the people of Ukraine is steadfast and enduring, and USAID remains committed to supporting Ukraine and its people in this current crisis. We have worked closely with Ukraine, our European allies, and humanitarian assistance partners to prepare for the emergency that this war has caused and meet immediate and growing humanitarian needs. 

USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team—our nation’s finest humanitarian responders—to the region to support the Ukrainian people as they flee Russia’s aggression and to rapidly address critical needs that arise due to ongoing conflict. We have already responded to a range of needs in the lead-up to the invasion, from energy security to countering disinformation to cybersecurity support as Russia attempts to disrupt critical infrastructure and communications. We will continue to assess and ramp up access to primary and trauma medical care, food, and clean water. USAID is also working closely with the U.S. State Department to support Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.

Last updated: May 03, 2022

March 14, 2022

Today, Administrator Power met with United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Executive Director Grete Faremo. They discussed coordinated efforts to respond to the humanitarian crisis resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Administrator Power shared that USAID has a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) based in the region coordinating with humanitarian partners to reach Ukrainians in need and the two discussed ways to increase communications and coordination.

March 12, 2022

On March 10, Administrator Samantha Power met with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva to discuss Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the devastating impacts the war is having in Ukraine as well as in countries around the world.

March 12, 2022

On March 11, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with Poland’s Undersecretary of State for Economic and Development Cooperation, Paweł Jabłoński about the worsening humanitarian needs among Ukrainians fleeing Putin’s unprovoked violence into Poland.

March 12, 2022

On March 11, Administrator Samantha Power met with World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine caused by Russia’s unprovoked invasion.

March 10, 2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power, along with State Department Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration Senior Bureau Official Nancy Jackson, met with Hungarian Ambassador Szabolcs Takács, Moldovan Ambassador Eugen Caras, Polish Ambassador Marek Magierowski, Romanian Charge d’Affaires ad interim Cristian Gaginsky, Slovak Ambassador Radovan Javorčík, and Ukrainian Ambassador Oksana Markarova to continue discussions and coordination on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and in the broader region.