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

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06-10-2022
Press Release

Today in Ukraine, Administrator Samantha Power announced a $55 million investment in Ukraine’s heating infrastructure to aid the country’s preparations for winter amid the Russian Federation’s brutal war. This assistance will support repairs and maintenance of pipes and other equipment necessary to deliver heating to homes, hospitals, schools, and businesses across Ukraine.

05-10-2022
Readout

From September 28 to October 3, 2022, Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman traveled to Niger and Côte d’Ivoire to meet with government, civil society, and private sector representatives and visit USAID programs addressing food security, conflict, and resilience in the region.

04-10-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Power met with Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan and discussed the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

03-10-2022
Press Release

USAID announced it will partner with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to launch a new initiative that will help protect consumers and increase competition in countries across Africa. This initiative will strengthen legal and regulatory frameworks and the institutional capacity to ensure that the benefits of the digital economy are not undermined by anti-competitive, unfair, or deceptive practices.

29-09-2022
Press Release

On September 28-29, 2022, during the first-ever U.S.- Pacific Island Country Summit hosted by President Biden, Secretary of State Blinken announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will expand its presence and programming to benefit Pacific Islanders by re-establishing its regional mission for the Pacific in Fiji and elevating its presence in Papua New Guinea to a Country Representative Office, subject to Congressional notification.

29-09-2022

Today the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an additional $44 million of support for Niger to protect vulnerable populations from the impacts of food insecurity and strengthen resilience in the country. 

28-09-2022
Readout

On September 27, USAID Administrator Samantha Power met with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

28-09-2022
Media Advisory

Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman is traveling to Niger and Côte d’Ivoire from September 28 to October 4, where she will meet with humanitarian partners, women leaders, civil society, and senior government officials to discuss security, climate change, and demographic challenges.

27-09-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Sirojidin Muhriddin to discuss USAID’s work in Tajikistan and support for the country’s people and economy.

26-09-2022
Statement

On September 23, a United Nations-appointed panel of independent experts released a statement concluding that Russian Federation forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine, an announcement that follows an earlier U.S. Government assessment, released in March.

26-09-2022
Statement by Jessica Jennings, Spokesperson

This morning, Administrator Samantha Power tested positive for COVID-19. 

26-09-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with Dr. Martin Fitchet, Global Head of Global Public Health and other executives at Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Administrator Power thanked Dr. Fitchet for J&J’s contributions to the global COVID-19 response.

26-09-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Mostafa Terrab, Chairman and CEO of OCP Group, a leading global fertilizer provider. 

24-09-2022
READOUT

On September 20 to 24, 2022, Deputy Administrator Paloma Adams-Allen traveled to Guatemala and Honduras to view USAID’s development work first-hand and meet with government officials, partners, and communities. During the trip, the Deputy Administrator also met with the USAID workforce to discuss management and operational issues in order to better understand how to support our Missions.

23-09-2022

From September 19-23, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) convened the international development and foreign policy communities to address the most pressing global challenges facing us today: food insecurity, the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic and global health security, democratic backsliding, and rising authoritarianism.

23-09-2022
Readout

Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman attended the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York from September 19-22. The Deputy Administrator highlighted USAID’s commitment to combating food insecurity; promoting women’s empowerment; enabling inclusive digital public infrastructure; addressing global humanitarian crises; and ending child malnutrition through a series of meetings and events with world leaders.

23-09-2022
Readout

Yesterday, Administrator Samantha Power attended meetings with leaders of Ukraine and Rwanda during her fourth day at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, New York.

23-09-2022
Fact Sheet

Today, at the Global Action Plan (GAP) Ministerial on the margins of the 77th United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced that USAID has advanced its programming in two important areas across twenty lower-and middle-income countries.

23-09-2022

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State, is providing nearly $327 million in additional humanitarian assistance to respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

22-09-2022

Today the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, announced nearly $376 million in additional humanitarian assistance for people affected by the Venezuela regional crisis. The humanitarian toll from this political and economic crisis in Venezuela remains dire. More than 7.7 million people in Venezuela need immediate humanitarian assistance and more than 6.8 million Venezuelans have fled their home country in search of better opportunities and livelihoods, resulting in one of the largest migrant and refugee crises in the world.

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Last updated: October 06, 2022

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