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

Current Weekly Wrap-Up:

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USAID is providing an additional $4.5 billion in direct budgetary support
to the Government of Ukraine.

These funds will allow the Government of Ukraine to continue providing
essential services to its people, including social and financial assistance.

Administrator Power visited Colombia to attend the Inauguration of
President Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego.

While there, she met with environmental defenders working to protect
biodiversity, advance climate action, and enhance rural development.

Newly assigned USAID leadership met with Administrator Power to
discuss how they will guide USAID’s inclusive development efforts.

USAID announced $!5 million for the United Nations Central Emergency
Response fund to mitigate food insecurity challenges in the Horn of Africa.


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Previous Weekly Wrap Ups:

Last updated: August 12, 2022

April 30, 2021

The Senate has voted to confirm Samantha Power as the 19th Administrator of USAID. Life-saving supplies are on the ground in India, including oxygen, rapid testing kits and N95 masks. To help address the climate crisis, USAID launched two projects worth $74 million in Vietnam. USAID remembers our colleague Xulhaz Mannan, a champion of human rights, who was murdered five years ago in Bangladesh. USAID emergency supplies are en route to St. Vincent Island. The La Soufrière volcano has forced 13,000 people to evacuate.

April 23, 2021

USAID marked Earth Day and announced six new initiatives at the Leaders Summit on Climate. USAID works in more than 45 countries to implement programs addressing climate crises. USAID is providing humanitarian aid to Congolese living in refugee camps in Burundi. USAID is providing $52 million for humanitarian assistance to help those affected by the conflict in South Sudan.

April 16, 2021

USAID is airlifting shelter supplies to help Ethiopians affected by the conflict in Tigray. USAID is providing humanitarian aid to people in Saint Vincent affected by the La Soufrière volcano eruption. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry highlighted USAID initiatives in India and Bangladesh to combat climate change. USAID is increasing efforts to address irregular migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

April 9, 2021

USAID is deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team to address humanitarian needs in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. In response to the deadly floods in Timor-Leste, USAID is providing urgent humanitarian assistance. This week, USAID recognized World Health Day. USAID helps countries to strengthen their health systems. USAID is providing $75 million in assistance to the Palestinian people, plus $15 million to support COVID-19 and food assistance.

April 2, 2021

USAID and the State Department announced $596 million in additional aid for the people of Syria. USAID will co-host a meeting with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to help drive additional financial support for COVID-19 vaccines around the world. USAID recognized Transgender Day of Visibility and continues to promote safe and inclusive work environments. In rural Rwanda, USAID and partners have launched solar energy systems powering six off-grid health care facilities.

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