USAID Weekly - July 16 2021

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Administrator Power presented USAID's 2022 budget request to the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees. As the world's premier development agency, USAID will continue to tackle the toughest challenges and help those most in need. Ongoing conflict in Afghanistan is driving rising humanitarian needs as millions lack food and food prices soar. In just one week, USAID and WFP delivered emergency food to 380,000 people across the country. The U.S. continued to deliver vaccines across the globe to help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of vaccines were delivered to Afghanistan, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Moldova, and Nepal. This week, Administrator Power spoke at the International Religious Freedom Summit. She stressed USAID's commitment to protecting religious minorities and defending human rights. 

USAID Weekly Wrap-Up

  • Administrator Power presented USAID's 2022 budget request to the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees. As the world's premier development agency, USAID will continue to tackle the toughest challenges and help those most in need.
  • Ongoing conflict in Afghanistan is driving rising humanitarian needs as millions lack food and food prices soar. In just one week, USAID and WFP delivered emergency food to 380,000 people across the country.
  • The U.S. continued to deliver vaccines across the globe to help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of vaccines were delivered to Afghanistan, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Moldova, and Nepal.
  • This week, Administrator Power spoke at the International Religious Freedom Summit. She stressed USAID's commitment to protecting religious minorities and defending human rights. 

Last updated: July 19, 2021

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