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: July 18, 2022

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. 

February 21, 2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with leaders in the Ukrainian-American community to underscore the United States’ commitment to the Ukrainian people and to share information about the range of contingency planning USAID and the U.S. government are undertaking to prepare for a potential humanitarian response in the event of a further Russian invasion of Ukraine. In separate phone calls, Administrator Power spoke with leadership of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), which represents millions of Ukrainian-Americans through local grassroots chapters throughout the United States; and Archbishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, and Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Church Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

February 20, 2022

On February 20, 2022, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with Janez Lenarčič, European Union Commissioner for Crisis Management to discuss the potential humanitarian crisis that would ensue if Russia further invades Ukraine.

February 18, 2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power hosted a roundtable of civil society activists and experts from eastern Ukraine to hear directly about their experiences working in areas currently facing a further Russian invasion.

February 16, 2022

Today, Administrator Power met with Eva-Maria Liimets, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia. Administrator Power shared deep concern about Russia’s unprovoked aggression against Ukraine and ongoing efforts by both countries to support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.