USAID Weekly

The USAID Weekly Wrap Up video showcases the week in photos from around the Agency.

Current Weekly Wrap Up:

USAID is providing emergency assistance including critical health and humanitarian support to Lebanon.  This week, America delivered 250 new state-of-the-art ventilators and other critical care equipment to Ethiopia. Ecuador received their second shipment of 200 ventilators, fulfilling a promise made by the American government. USAID, along with the Uzbekistani Republican Informational Educational Center, also known as "INTILISH," announced the launch of a new $1 million USAID-funded "End Tuberculosis Uzbekistan" activity.  USAID teamed up with the World Food Programme to deliver food aid to 350,000 people in southern Madagascar. Southern Madagascar has been hit by recurrent periods of drought since 2014. 

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Last updated: August 07, 2020

June 5, 2020

President Trump sent a message for the Global Vaccine Summit in London, as the U.S. announced $1.16 billion to GAVI over 4 years. It's the USG's largest-ever contribution to GAVI. In anticipation for hurricane season, USAID is stockpiling emergency food supplies in Texas and Haiti to respond swiftly when a disaster hits. USAID-funded polymerase chain reaction machines arrived in Laos, which will be essential for the accurate diagnosis of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. A second delivery of 150 ventilators arrived to help the people of Russia during their time of crisis.

May 29, 2020

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele was on site at a local ICU to accept 250 ventilators delivered by USAID as part of the COVID-19 response efforts. In Ethiopia, USAID is sharing COVID-19 prevention information audio messages to rural communities. In its first year, the W-GDP Fund at USAID made investments in 14 countries and collaborated with nearly 250 partners to amplify its impact. In Colombia, USAID is promoting good hygiene practices at the border with Venezuela as part of COVID-19 response efforts.

May 26, 2020

The U.S. is providing COVID-19 programming and resources to people in need worldwide. This donation of ventilators will help Salvadoran people in their time of need. Another donation of ventilators arrived in Russia this week. USAID is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ethiopia by educating locals on how to prevent the spread of the virus. USAID launched the Financing Self-Reliance Dashboard, a tool for assessing a country's ability to finance their own development.

May 15, 2020

A shipment of ventilators from the American people sent to South Africa to help in their COVID-19 response. Acting Administrator Barsa joined the host of Cubanos por el Mundo, Alex Otaola, to counter the Cuban regime's disinformation and show support for the Cuban citizens during the pandemic. USAID is providing emergency shelter and support to 40,000 Burundi citizens affected by the recent flood. USAID is supporting women in Nigeria in their effort to produce face masks to help protect people from COVID-19.

May 8, 2020

On behalf of USAID, Acting Administrator Barsa thanked the men and women who serve in the U.S. military as a part of Military Appreciation Month.
A USAID-funded mobile app in Thailand allowed village health volunteers to order relief kits for those with COVID-19.
USAID announced $225 million in additional assistance to Yemen’s humanitarian crisis.
Acting Administrator Barsa continued his town halls with staff in Washington, answering questions from USAID independent offices and bureaus.