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: April 12, 2022

February 24, 2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with Janez Lenarčič, European Union Commissioner for Crisis Management, to discuss the expected increase in humanitarian needs following Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified further invasion of Ukraine.  

February 24, 2022

Today, Administrator Power spoke with United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley about Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified further invasion of Ukraine and the humanitarian response to the situation on the ground.

February 24, 2022

Today, Administrator Power spoke with United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths to discuss the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified further invasion of the country. 

February 24, 2022

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to growing humanitarian needs stemming from Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified further invasion of Ukraine.

February 22, 2022

Today, Administrator Power spoke with Polish Deputy Interior Minister Bartosz Grodecki to discuss humanitarian contingency planning in the face of the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Administrator Power outlined ongoing and planned U.S. humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine. She reiterated that the U.S. will work closely with European allies and partners who will be on the front lines of any response in the event Ukrainian refugees begin to cross into Poland. 

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