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

Current Weekly Wrap-Up:

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.

 

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Last updated: January 21, 2022

August 6, 2021

USAID continues to intensify the global COVID-19 response with vaccinations, testing, treatment, and training of health workers. Administrator Power visited Sudan to expand USAID's support for the country's democratic transition. During her trip, she announced funding for humanitarian aid and election-related assistance. In Ethiopia, Administrator Power called on leaders to stop the famine in Tigray. The U.S. is providing additional humanitarian aid to feed 5 million people for nearly two months. Administrator Power spoke to 700 Mandela Fellows at the Washington Fellowship Summit about their roles in helping Africa's success. USAID partners with the U.S. African Development Fund to support these leaders.

July 30, 2021

The White House released new strategies to address root causes of migration in Honduras, El Salvador, & Guatemala. USAID plays an integral role in this goal as we address the economic, governance, and security challenges. Administrator Power spoke at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit. She stressed the importance of achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 and the U.S. contributions to that goal. In Somalia, food insecurity is worsening due to COVID-19 and recurring locust infestations. The U.S. is assisting with food, water, and health services, reaching more than 750,000 people. The U.S. continues to help fight COVID-19, delivering millions of vaccines globally, including to Madagascar, Paraguay, and Pakistan.

July 23, 2021

USAID announced new funding for research and innovation centers in Liberia and Guatemala. These partnerships will help strengthen health systems and promote economic development. Administrator Power and His Majesty King Abdullah II met this week, recognizing USAID's long-standing partnership with Jordan. They also discussed the deepening humanitarian crisis in Lebanon and the need for an international response. The first shipments of U.S.-donated vaccines arrived in Africa to help fight COVID-19. The United States continued to deliver additional vaccines around the world including Bangladesh, Haiti, Jordan, Ukraine and Zambia.

July 16, 2021

Administrator Power presented USAID's 2022 budget request to the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees. As the world's premier development agency, USAID will continue to tackle the toughest challenges and help those most in need. Ongoing conflict in Afghanistan is driving rising humanitarian needs as millions lack food and food prices soar. In just one week, USAID and WFP delivered emergency food to 380,000 people across the country. The U.S. continued to deliver vaccines across the globe to help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of vaccines were delivered to Afghanistan, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Moldova, and Nepal. This week, Administrator Power spoke at the International Religious Freedom Summit. She stressed USAID's commitment to protecting religious minorities and defending human rights. 

July 9, 2021

USAID continues to support the people of Timor-Leste who are recovering from Tropical Cyclone Seroja. Farmers are receiving seeds and tools to replant staple crops destroyed by floods. Ten years after South Sudan's independence, nearly two-thirds of the population faces hunger and one-third is displaced. Administrator Power called on the country's leaders to end the conflict and protect human rights. To help end the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. delivered millions of vaccines to Bangladesh, Pakistan, El Salvador, and Peru. Supported by Power Africa and USAID, the Kipeto Wind Farm in Kenya is now generating clean electricity to 250,000 households.

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