USAID Weekly

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Current Weekly Wrap Up:

Congratulations to the World Food Programme for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. USAID is proud to partner with WFP to help end hunger. This week we celebrated Global Handwashing Day. USAID supports partner countries as they improve water, sanitation, & hygeine access to protect against diseases like COVID-19. USAID Deputy Administrator Glick and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai signed an MoU on coordination around 5G broadband. USAID announced a new partnership with the global sanitation company LIXIL to extend market-based solutions to improve sanitation and hygeine in underserved and vulnerable communities around the world.

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Last updated: October 16, 2020

August 14, 2020

Acting Administrator John Barsa met USAID staff and partners in Lebanon who are responding to the humanitarian crisis. The U.S. is providing more than $18 million in assistance, bringing total U.S. humanitarian assistance in Lebanon to $594 million since October 2018. Many thanks to the U.S. Department of Defense for transporting USAID emergency medical supplies to Lebanon for 60,000 people for six months. This week, America delivered 250 new state-of-the-art ventilators to Egypt. USAID is proud to deliver 50 ventilators to help Mozambique's fight against COVID-19.

August 7, 2020

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.

July 31, 2020

This week, America donated 40 ventilators to Papua New Guinea, 100 ventilators to Indonesia, 100 ventilators to Rwanda, and a second shipment of 100 ventilators to Pakistan in our global response to COVID-19. USAID and UNICEF are partnering to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Central African Republic. 40,000 people received emergency water, latrines, and hand washing services.

July 24, 2020

One hundred ventilators were delivered to Indonesia as part of the COVID-19 response efforts. USAID provided specially-treated mosquito nets in Laos to help prevent malaria transmission. USAID and the LEGO Foundation have each pledged $750,000 to the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies for global COVID-19 relief in education. USAID and partner Mercy Corps are providing food vouchers to displaced people in Mali.

July 17, 2020

A shipment of ventilators reached Paraguay as part of COVID-19 response efforts. To help protect Venezuelans from COVID-19, USAID partners Caritas Brasil is providing them with face masks. The 100 brand-new ventilators that the US donated to India have been successfully installed at hospitals in the service of those severely affected by COVID-19. The 2020 Acting on the Call Report on maternal & child health progress was released this week.