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

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USAID is providing an additional $4.5 billion in direct budgetary support
to the Government of Ukraine.

These funds will allow the Government of Ukraine to continue providing
essential services to its people, including social and financial assistance.

Administrator Power visited Colombia to attend the Inauguration of
President Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego.

While there, she met with environmental defenders working to protect
biodiversity, advance climate action, and enhance rural development.

Newly assigned USAID leadership met with Administrator Power to
discuss how they will guide USAID’s inclusive development efforts.

USAID announced $!5 million for the United Nations Central Emergency
Response fund to mitigate food insecurity challenges in the Horn of Africa.


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Last updated: August 12, 2022

April 1, 2022

On a visit to Warsaw, Poland, Administrator Power met with Ukrainian refugees arriving at the Warsaw Central train station. She witnessed the generosity of people like chef José Andrés of the World Central Kitchen and Polish volunteers feeding those in need. USAID commemorated International Transgender Day of Visibility by hosting an equality and empowerment for all gender identities event. Speakers explored the intersections of gender equality, transgender visibility, and the human rights of LGBTQI+ people globally. The United States announced more than $152 million in additional assistance for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. USAID will help provide emergency food, shelter, water, and sanitation assistance to affected communities in Burma and Bangladesh. Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman traveled to Georgia to mark 30 years of American and Georgian diplomatic relations. She conveyed USAID's commitment and support for the Georgian people as they cope with the impacts of Putin's war.

March 25, 2022

Administrator Power joined President Biden in Poland to meet with USAID staff and humanitarian partners delivering critical aid supplies. The United States announced $1 billion in new funding towards humanitarian assistance for those affected by Putin’s war in Ukraine. Administrator Power visited Florida International University to form a new partnership that builds on 40 years of collaboration with FIU. USAID will work with the leading Hispanic-Serving Institution to diversify our workforce and enhance development programs in Latin America. In honor of World Tuberculosis Day, USAID and Stop TB Partnership are teaming up with Hello Kitty on the need to end pediatric TB. Since 2000, USAID has provided $3.8 billion dollars in assistance to combat TB and worked with partners to save 66 million lives. In response to growing food security needs, USAID is providing nearly $64 million in additional humanitarian assistance in Lebanon. This funding, through the UN World Food Program, will provide emergency food assistance for more than 740,000 people.

March 4, 2022

Administrator Power traveled to the Ukraine-Poland border to meet Ukranians fleeing from Russian violence. She then traveled to Brussels to meet with European allies to coordinate response efforts to meet rising humanitarian needs. Ukrainian civil society experts joined Administrator Power and Ukraine Mission Director James Hope to discuss the worsening crisis in Ukraine. The conversation, hosted by the German Marshall Fund, focused on the urgent need to strengthen humanitarian support for those affected. USAID proudly announces Global VAX surge support in two more countries: Côte d'Ivoire and Tanzania. These two countries are part of 11 initial countries who will receive additional support to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine uptake. USAID commemorated World Wildlife Day by celebrating our work to combat animal trade, reduce human-wildlife conflict, and foster wildlife-friendly enterprises.

February 25, 2022

The United States stands with Ukraine and its people who are suffering at the hands of Russia's unprovoked and unjustified attack. We are closely coordinating with the Government of Ukraine, our European allies, and our partners to meet rising humanitarian needs. We deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team to assess needs on the ground in Ukraine, provide critical supplies, and coordinate with allies. USAID Global Health lead Atul Gawande attended the Ports to Arms Summit in Nigeria to meet with African leaders and health experts. He announced Global VAX surge support for Nigeria, an investment of $33.3 million to ramp up vaccine assistance and get shots into arms. The Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance hosted the Black Humanitarian Experience to promote USAID career opportunities to prospective Black employees.

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.