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COVID-19: Learn how USAID is responding to the coronavirus.

25-09-2020
Virtual Event, Washington, DC

I'm pleased to welcome John Barsa, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, for a closing conversation. Acting Administrator Barsa, it’s great to have you. Always (inaudible) the council, including even last year when we were in New York together. And although we're not physically together today, I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge your continued support for democracy and for human rights.

25-09-2020
Special Briefing via Telephone

Today we are very pleased to be joined by Richard Albright, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, and Max Primorac, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance.  Our speakers will discuss U.S. leadership and humanitarian assistance and diplomacy in Africa as well as the U.S. commitment to addressing urgent humanitarian needs on the African continent.

25-09-2020

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced $1.2 million for 10 small and medium-sized agribusinesses to address the economic fallout in emerging markets caused by COVID-19. Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation - a USAID-led program managed by Fintrac that is responsible for building partnerships with private-sector agribusinesses-is working with past partner companies to help them cope with the impact of COVID-19 and remain resilient during and after the pandemic.

25-09-2020
Readout

Yesterday, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick participated in the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)-led meetings with the Government of Israel (GOI) to discuss opportunities and next steps on DFC projects on areas of GOI interest.

24-09-2020
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa met with the Honorable David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP). Acting Administrator Barsa thanked Executive Director Beasley for WFP's dedicated partnership in responding to food crises in some of the world's most-challenging environments, including the Republic of Yemen, Sudan, and South Sudan. They also discussed growing humanitarian needs and the continued impact of COVID-19 on humanitarian programs.

24-09-2020
Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa

The United States announced nearly $152 million in new humanitarian assistance for the Central Sahel Republics of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso, and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, which are dealing with mass population displacements and food-insecurity because of ongoing conflict in the region.  Today's announcement includes more than $85 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and nearly $67 million from the U.S. Department of State.

24-09-2020
Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa

The United States announced more than $720 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance in Syria, which brings the total amount of U.S. aid since the start of the conflict to more than $12 billion.  Today's announcement includes more than $419 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help people in Syria. as well as Syrian refugees who have fled to neighboring countries. 

24-09-2020
Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa

Today, the United States announced nearly $108 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of the Republic of South Sudan.  This new funding brings U.S. humanitarian assistance to the people of South Sudan to nearly $907 million since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2020, including more than $64 million in supplemental humanitarian aid to respond to the pandemic of COVID-19 in the region.

24-09-2020

Hello everyone. It’s an honor and a pleasure to be here with you tonight. I’d like to thank Toufic Baaklini and the IDC community for your tireless advocacy on behalf of persecuted Christians across the globe. In Defense of Christians has always been a strong voice for advancing international religious freedom - a top priority for the Trump Administration. Tonight, I want to use my time to talk to you about USAID’s ongoing work in Iraq and share some thoughts from my recent trip to Lebanon.

23-09-2020
Readout

USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick visited Serbia on September 21-22, 2020 as a part of a U.S. Government delegation led by U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler. 

23-09-2020
Readout

USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick visited Kosovo on September 21, 2020 as a part of a U.S. Government delegation led by U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler.  

22-09-2020
Readout

Deputy Glick had the opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Hellenic Republic Minister of Development and Investment Adonis Georgiadis to highlight USAID's Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR) approach, current private sector engagement and digital strategies, and past development cooperation with the Hellenic Republic. 

22-09-2020
Remarks

USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa spoke at the 2020 Concordia Summit this week, about the role of U.S. foreign assistance as an essential tool of national security from World War II and the Marshall Plan.

21-09-2020
Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa

On September 21, the International Day of Peace, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrates the recent Abraham Accords Peace Agreement in the Middle East, and we recognize the peacemakers everywhere who dream of, and strive for, peace within and among all nations and peoples. These dedicated men and women, some of whom work for USAID and our partners, step in where others refuse to do so, to extend a helping hand and the olive branch of peace.

21-09-2020

USAID extends its congratulations to Mirova Natural Capital and SITAWI for winning Impact Awards from Environmental Finance for 2020. USAID is proud to have made investments to support both Mirova's Althelia Biodiversity Fund, winner of "Fund of the Year" in the category of "Multi-Asset/Other," and SITAWI's Impact Crowdlending platform, winner of "Impact Initiative of the Year - Latin America and Caribbean." Parabéns!

21-09-2020
Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa

Last week's report by the United Nations (UN) Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela provided further evidence of what the world has long recognized: the illegitimate Maduro regime will stop at nothing as it desperately clings to power. As the world has seen time and time again, regime thugs routinely harass, exile, unjustly imprison, torture, and even kill those who oppose the kleptocracy in Caracas. Now, an impartial UN team has characterized these serious human-rights abuses with a description that many Venezuelans and outside observers have been using for some time: crimes against humanity.

19-09-2020
Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa

During a visit to Boa Vista, Brazil, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced nearly $348 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to respond to the consequences of the ongoing, regime-driven political and economic crisis in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, including $205 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

18-09-2020

Today, the U.S. Government donated 200 brand-new, American-made ventilators to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to help U.S. Allies respond to the pandemic of COVID-19.

17-09-2020

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will announce four new partnerships under Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food-security initiative. The Deputy Administrator will make the announcement during a virtual event at which Congressional supporters and partners across the development community will celebrate the critical role of research and innovation in ending global hunger.

16-09-2020
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa met today with the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK), the Right Honourable Dominic Raab, M.P. 

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Last updated: September 28, 2020

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