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

May 29, 2020

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele was on site at a local ICU to accept 250 ventilators delivered by USAID as part of the COVID-19 response efforts. In Ethiopia, USAID is sharing COVID-19 prevention information audio messages to rural communities. In its first year, the W-GDP Fund at USAID made investments in 14 countries and collaborated with nearly 250 partners to amplify its impact. In Colombia, USAID is promoting good hygiene practices at the border with Venezuela as part of COVID-19 response efforts.

May 26, 2020

The U.S. is providing COVID-19 programming and resources to people in need worldwide. This donation of ventilators will help Salvadoran people in their time of need. Another donation of ventilators arrived in Russia this week. USAID is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ethiopia by educating locals on how to prevent the spread of the virus. USAID launched the Financing Self-Reliance Dashboard, a tool for assessing a country's ability to finance their own development.

May 15, 2020

A shipment of ventilators from the American people sent to South Africa to help in their COVID-19 response. Acting Administrator Barsa joined the host of Cubanos por el Mundo, Alex Otaola, to counter the Cuban regime's disinformation and show support for the Cuban citizens during the pandemic. USAID is providing emergency shelter and support to 40,000 Burundi citizens affected by the recent flood. USAID is supporting women in Nigeria in their effort to produce face masks to help protect people from COVID-19.

May 8, 2020

On behalf of USAID, Acting Administrator Barsa thanked the men and women who serve in the U.S. military as a part of Military Appreciation Month.
A USAID-funded mobile app in Thailand allowed village health volunteers to order relief kits for those with COVID-19.
USAID announced $225 million in additional assistance to Yemen’s humanitarian crisis.
Acting Administrator Barsa continued his town halls with staff in Washington, answering questions from USAID independent offices and bureaus.

April 24, 2020

Acting Administrator Barsa joined the Secretary of State to speak about our COVID-19 response to the media. USAID transferred 47 metric tons of relief supplies to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. These supplies will help with the U.S. domestic response efforts to COVID-19. D.A. Glick marked the beginning of Yom Hashoah, remembering all those lost in the Holocaust. Acting Administrator Barsa swore in children from around the world on our first virtual Take Your Child To Work Day.

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