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

April 13, 2022

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will contribute an additional $18 million to Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the major global fund for education in emergencies. USAID announced the additional funding during ECW’s scoping visit to Moldova to support the response to the crisis in Ukraine. 

April 6, 2022

When the Moldovan people brought President Sandu into office with a strong, overwhelming mandate for building a more democratic and prosperous country, it was a demonstration of the Moldovan people's commitment to that shared belief. Six months ago, at a time when democracy was on its back heels and authoritarians were using disinformation, cyber-attacks and corruption to weaken democracies, Moldova was a bright spot in seeking to tackle these challenges. A bright spot against a backdrop of a darkening global picture. A lot has happened in the last six months, and very particularly in the last six weeks. Now, authoritarians aren't just weakening democracies from the outside, they are raining down bombs and steel on innocent people.  

April 6, 2022

On April 6, Administrator Power announced $50 million of additional economic and development assistance to bolster Moldova’s resilience to the long-term economic consequences of Putin’s brutal war in Ukraine.

April 6, 2022

Today, Administrator Power was in Chisinau, Moldova, where she met with President Maia Sandu and expressed her gratitude for Moldova’s generosity in welcoming Ukrainian refugees and reaffirmed the United States commitment to supporting Moldova’s economic and development goals. The Administrator also met with Moldovan journalists, members of civil society who are working to document war crimes in Ukraine and USAID’s Moldovan staff.

April 5, 2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power was in Bratislava, Slovakia, where she met with Slovak government leaders, activists, and citizens who have shown enormous generosity in helping Ukrainians forced to flee Putin’s unprovoked and brutal war. The Administrator met with Ukrainian refugees, as well as national and local officials, and civil society actors working to combat the Russian disinformation that stokes divisions and undermines democracy in Slovakia. Throughout her visit, the Administrator reaffirmed the strength of the U.S. Government’s partnership with the Slovak Republic, grounded in a shared commitment to advance democratic values and human rights.