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: June 28, 2022

June 20, 2022

More than 70 years ago, members of the United Nations General Assembly gathered to adopt the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. The Convention and its 1967 Protocol outline the rights of, and protections for, refugees—the right to basic standards of treatment and, critically, protection against return to persecution. A core tenet of refugee protection embedded in these instruments is non-discrimination—including that states should not restrict access to asylum on the basis of race, religion, or country of origin.  

June 17, 2022

On June 16, Administrator Power met with a delegation of Ukrainian Members of Parliament to discuss the Government of Ukraine’s evolving needs as Russia’s unprovoked war enters its fourth month

June 15, 2022

Today, President Joe Biden announced that the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $225 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Ukraine amid Russia’s unprovoked war that has pushed 12 million people from their homes and triggered staggering humanitarian needs.

May 19, 2022

The economic fallout of Russia’s war on Ukraine is reverberating across the world, affecting global and national markets, trade, inflation, and food security. Although Libya is more than 2,700 kilometers (1,700 miles) away, everyday Libyans are feeling the impacts. To better understand how events in Russia and Ukraine are affecting Libya’s economy, USAID’s Libya Public Financial Management (LPFM) activity is conducting monthly analyses on the price of key commodities like grain imports and oil (the country’s largest export). 

May 19, 2022

On May 18, Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman attended the G7 Development Ministerial in Berlin, hosted by German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze, and with the participation of development leaders from G7 countries and invited guests. Throughout the Ministerial, Deputy Administrator Coleman and other participants discussed collective approaches to mitigating the global food security crisis exacerbated by Russia’s war in Ukraine, high-quality standards for infrastructure investments, climate change and a socially just energy transition, and gender equity and equality in development assistance.