USAID Weekly

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

Current Weekly Wrap Up:

USAID is providing immediate humanitarian aid in response to the severe flooding in Vietnam and Cambodia.  In Madagascar, USAID is working with the United Nations to provide life-saving treatment for 64,000 malnourished children. During her trip to Estonia, Deputy Administrator Glick met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu and discussed expanding partnerships in the digital sector. USAID provided $100K to support our local partners in Bolivia that are responding to dangerous wildfires in the country. USAID and the IDB announced $2 million in new awards to support Venezuelans with employment, financial services, and access to information. 

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Last updated: October 26, 2020

July 10, 2020

U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg delivered a donation of 200 ventilators to Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez to help Colombia's battle against COVID-19. USAID also delivered ventialtors to Ecuador, Pakistan, and a second shipment to South Africa. USAID announced $575,000 for the first BetterTogether Challenge Innovation Awards to support Venezuelans inside Venezuela and those who have fled the country. The World Food Program delivered nutritional supplies to hard-to-reach areas in the Amhara region of Ethiopia to help treat malnourished children and pregnant women.

July 2, 2020

USAID delivered ventilators to Honduras to assist with the COVID-19 response. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Lisandro Rosales and Minister of Health Alba Flores received the shipment. The President's Malaria Initiative celebrated its 15th anniversary this week and its accomplishments globally. The U.S. announced more than $696 million in additional humanitarian aid for the crisis in Syria. In Jordan USAID helped 80 community health committees continue to share important COVID-19 messages.

June 26, 2020

USAID delivered 250 ventilators to Peru to help fight COVID-19. President Martín Vizcarra accepted the medical supplies. 200 ventilators arrived in Brazil to help combat COVID-19. USAID delivered emergency equipment to the Ministry of Health and Wellness to support Jamaica's response to COVID-19. The Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the country. Since 2018, USAID has deployed a response team and provided more than $342 million in support.

June 12, 2020

USAID delivered ventilators to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. The US has pledged to deliver 1,000 ventilators in solidarity with South Africa. With USAID support, Venezuelan doctors who fled their country validated their professional degrees with the Peruvian medical college. They are now joining the COVID-19 response efforts. Ambassador Richard Bell, USAID, and the National Democratic Institute of Côte d'Ivoire organized a workshop on preventing violent extremism through inter-religious dialogue. USAID launched Momentum 1, a 5-year award of up to $200 million. The global program addresses impacts on the health of women, newborns, and children mortality and morbidity.

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.