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

Current Weekly Wrap-Up:

This week, USAID announced the Save Our Seas Initiative to combat ocean plastic pollution globally. This $62.5 million initiative will launch 14 new programs in key countries and regions where this issue is concentrated. This week, a devastating earthquake struck eastern Afghanistan, resulting in at least 1,000 deaths and 1,500 injuries. USAID humanitarian partners are deploying teams to provide urgent medical care, shelter supplies, and rapidly assess needs. Administrator Power joined World Bank Group President David Malpass to discuss the world’s response to the global food crisis. She spoke about how USAID, through Feed the Future, is working to mitigate fertilizer shortages, strengthen agricultural resilience, and more. USAID, in collaboration with COVAX, delivered the first shipments of Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccines to Mongolia and Nepal. These pediatric vaccines are part of President Biden’s commitment to donate COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries around the world.


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Last updated: June 27, 2022

February 26, 2021

Through USAID, President Biden pledged $4 billion to GAVI to support the purchase and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. In sub-Saharan Africa, USAID provides loans so private healthcare providers can stay open during COVID-19. USAID donated laptops to the Philippines to support school children during the pandemic. USAID provided Kazakhstan with new technology to improve TB and COVID-19 testing.

February 19, 2021

In Afghanistan, USAID and partners work with community leaders to prevent gender-based violence against women. USAID celebrated World Radio Day. During emergencies, radios are powerful tools that connect people. In Honduras, USAID updated sanitation and hand washing stations at Mario Rivas Hospital. USAID and its partners opened the Women Entrepreneur Act office, supporting business women in Cambodia.

February 5, 2021

Last week, the world marked World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day. Since 2006, USAID has provided more than $1 billion to eliminate NTDs. USAID provides food assistance to people in Madagascar who are affected by an ongoing drought. In the Philippines, USAID and its partners teach children the importance of mangroves in sustaining fisheries. USAID-supported psychologists train teachers to help children cope with conflict in eastern Ukraine.

January 29, 2021

USAID and Global Communities are building temporary shelters for families affected by recent hurricanes in Honduras. USAID and partners are providing detection, care and treatment for tuberculosis at Philippine daycare centers. In Fiji, USAID and partners distribute hygiene kits to vulnerable families following Tropical Cyclone Yasa.