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Current Weekly Wrap-Up:

Administrator Power and Special Envoy Feltman convened an urgent high-level ministerial meeting on the conflict in Ethiopia. Participants underscored their deep concern over the humanitarian conditions and discussed how to end the conflict and deliver aid. USAID celebrated World Food Day by affirming our commitment to take stronger action to end global hunger. At the U.N. Food Systems Summit, President Biden pledged $5 billion for Feed the Future to expand its impact. Life-saving COVID-19 vaccine deliveries continued, arriving in Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, The Philippines, Vietnam, and more. USAID announced additional funding for Zambia to strengthen democracy and governance and support agribusiness. The U.S. government is committed to partnering with the government of the Republic of Zambia on its democratic process.

 

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Last updated: October 19, 2021

April 23, 2021

USAID marked Earth Day and announced six new initiatives at the Leaders Summit on Climate. USAID works in more than 45 countries to implement programs addressing climate crises. USAID is providing humanitarian aid to Congolese living in refugee camps in Burundi. USAID is providing $52 million for humanitarian assistance to help those affected by the conflict in South Sudan.

April 16, 2021

USAID is airlifting shelter supplies to help Ethiopians affected by the conflict in Tigray. USAID is providing humanitarian aid to people in Saint Vincent affected by the La Soufrière volcano eruption. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry highlighted USAID initiatives in India and Bangladesh to combat climate change. USAID is increasing efforts to address irregular migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

April 9, 2021

USAID is deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team to address humanitarian needs in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. In response to the deadly floods in Timor-Leste, USAID is providing urgent humanitarian assistance. This week, USAID recognized World Health Day. USAID helps countries to strengthen their health systems. USAID is providing $75 million in assistance to the Palestinian people, plus $15 million to support COVID-19 and food assistance.

April 2, 2021

USAID and the State Department announced $596 million in additional aid for the people of Syria. USAID will co-host a meeting with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to help drive additional financial support for COVID-19 vaccines around the world. USAID recognized Transgender Day of Visibility and continues to promote safe and inclusive work environments. In rural Rwanda, USAID and partners have launched solar energy systems powering six off-grid health care facilities.

March 26, 2021

USAID announced $52 million in additional funding for people affected by conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region. On World Tuberculosis Day, USAID reaffirmed its commitment as the largest donor leading the global TB response. USAID is providing an additional $55 million in aid to the Sahel region in West Africa to provide food, shelter and health care. On World Water Day, USAID recognized the importance of safe water and sanitation. USAID helps millions access clean water. 

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