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 22, 2022

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will invest $131 million to counter the impact of Russia’s brutal war on the Ukrainian people and to strengthen Ukraine’s resilience, democracy, economy, and healthcare systems.

April 21, 2022

The additional $500 million announced today by President Biden means that the United States' total economic support to Ukraine is $1 billion in the last two months. As Wally shared this USAID funding will help sustain essential services and the emergency response. And it will help keep gas and electricity flowing to hospitals and schools, and support the salaries of civil servants.

April 21, 2022

And that's what's so tragic Anderson, as you know, countries don't want to be receiving humanitarian assistance when they can grow their own crops and feed their own people. But when fertilizer prices skyrocket when wheat that they're accustomed to buying, you know, becomes out of reach, inaccessible, or the prices, you know, go up, then they're in a position for the first time in some instances to have to ask for help. And so we want to be in a position to provide that help. But it can't be the United States alone. Every country has to step up.

April 20, 2022

On April 19, Administrator Samantha Power was joined by President of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu, United States Ambassador to Moldova Kent Logsdon, and USAID/Moldova Mission Director Scott Hocklander to meet with members of the Moldovan American community.

April 20, 2022

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is contributing $500 million to the World Bank’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Ukraine (MDTF), fully implementing President Biden’s commitment to President Zelenskyy that the United States intends to provide the Ukrainian government with direct budgetary aid during their March 30 call. The United States remains committed to supporting Ukraine and its people in the wake of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war. 

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