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Current Weekly Wrap-Up:

Administrator Power testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about USAID’s 2023 budget request. She shared how USAID fights corruption to support democracy, enable localization, and ensure American tax dollars land in the right hands. Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman traveled to Berlin, Germany to attend the G7 Development Ministerial Meeting. She met with world leaders to discuss collective approaches to mitigating the global food security crisis and ongoing humanitarian crises. Global Health lead Atul Gawande participated in a Washington Post Live discussion on health equity and COVID-19 vaccines. He highlighted the necessity of sustained global vaccine support to ensure everyone has equitable access to life-saving COVID-19 vaccines. The UN Security Council convened a Ministerial on Food Security in New York to address the growing crisis. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced an additional $215 million funded by USAID to expand food security operations in several countries.


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Previous Weekly Wrap Ups:

Last updated: May 20, 2022

February 18, 2022

USAID and Faiths4Vaccines launched a Year of Action to work  with the faith community to respond to COVID-19 needs. At the Global Disability Summit, Administrator Power announced 16  USAID commitments to expand disability-inclusive development. Among those are $25 million to the Global Partnership for Assistive Technology and required disability inclusion across USAID programs. USAID announced $39 million to respond to the devastating drought affecting more than 6.2 million people in Ethiopia. Deputy Administrator Coleman launched an initiative to mobilize private sector investments and augment local food production in Haiti. Administrator Power met with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama to discuss our long-standing partnership and vital support for Afghan refugees.

January 21, 2022

Administrator Power traveled to Bosnia and Herzegovina to reaffirm U.S. support for their democratic future. While there, she met with investigative journalists, environmental defenders, civil society, and survivors of the Bosnian War. USAID launched MujerProspera, a regional funding opportunity to advance gender equity in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. USAID reflected on 2021 and the first year of the Biden-Harris Administration by celebrating many of the Agency's accomplishments. Through a lens of inclusive development, USAID led global response efforts for COVID-19, climate change, anti-corruption, and more. The global vaccine initiative COVAX delivered its one billionth COVID-19 vaccine with U.S.-donated doses arriving in Rwanda, Ukraine, and more. The U.S. is the largest COVAX donor, which has reached 144 countries. USAID is working to get shots in arms where they are needed most.

January 14, 2022

USAID contributed more than $308 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. This funding will provide food and nutrition assistance, health care, winterization programs, and more for the most vulnerable populations. USAID hosted the first Anti-Corruption Evidence and Learning Week to engage experts in dialogue to combat corruption. This week, around eight million U.S.-donated COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Bosnia, Haiti, the Philippines, Nigeria, and more. USAID helps train health workers and sets up vaccine clinics to ensure communities are well-equipped to administer doses. USAID welcomed Marcela Escobari as Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean. She will lead efforts to vaccinate the region and build stronger food, health, and education systems, along with resilient economies.

January 7, 2022

USAID continues to support the Philippines as they recover from the devastating impact of Super Typhoon Rai. USAID provided more than $20 million to the response and is working with partners to provide food, water, shelter, and more. USAID is excited to welcome Atul Gawande, renowned surgeon and writer, as the head of our global health efforts. This week, the United States donated more COVID-19 vaccines to Chad, Madagascar, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Djibouti, Niger, Rwanda, and Zambia. USAID helps make sure the vaccines sagely get to rural communities and into arms. USAID kicked off National Human Trafficking Prevention Month by reaffirming our long-standing commitment to combat human trafficking. The agency supports counter-trafficking programs in over 83 countries that provide hope and healing for survivors as they rebuild their lives.

December 10, 2021

Administrator Power convened world leaders to mobilize ambitious action to expand global vaccine support and get shots into arms. She announced the Global VAX initiative and $400 million to help countries raise vaccination rates and save lives. USAID played a leading role in President Biden's Summit for Democracy, where leaders made commitments to strengthen democracy globally. The Summit kicked off a "year of action," a framework for participants to work together on meaningful reforms to advance democratic goals. Administrator Power met with Malala Yousafzai to discuss the urgency of protecting education access for women and girls in Afghanistan. At the Nutrition for Growth Summit, Administrator Power announced a U.S. commitment of $11 billion to combat global malnutrition. Over the next three years, locally-designed and led programs will help end hunger and build a healthier world.

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