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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

March 12, 2021

USAID is providing $3.5 million to help contain Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea. USAID and The World Food Program are responding to the humanitarian crisis in Sudan with food assistance. In Kenya, USAID distributed 600 boots and 800 umbrellas to help COVID-19 health care volunteers in the rainy season. USAID celebrates Women's History Month by celebrating female leaders in our #31 Women 31 Days campaign.

March 5, 2021

As part of Secretary Blinken's $191 million funding announcement, USAID will provide emergency food assistance and crucial aid to the people of Yemen. USAID is proud to support global efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, with more than 12 million doses arriving in 19 countries this week. USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team to Ethiopia to provide assistance to those affected by the conflict in Tigray. USAID is proud to have supported El Salvador reach its malaria-free certification and continues to support malaria efforts around the world. In the Philippines, USAID continues to provide disaster relief after Typhoon Rolly.

February 26, 2021

Through USAID, President Biden pledged $4 billion to GAVI to support the purchase and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. In sub-Saharan Africa, USAID provides loans so private healthcare providers can stay open during COVID-19. USAID donated laptops to the Philippines to support school children during the pandemic. USAID provided Kazakhstan with new technology to improve TB and COVID-19 testing.

February 19, 2021

In Afghanistan, USAID and partners work with community leaders to prevent gender-based violence against women. USAID celebrated World Radio Day. During emergencies, radios are powerful tools that connect people. In Honduras, USAID updated sanitation and hand washing stations at Mario Rivas Hospital. USAID and its partners opened the Women Entrepreneur Act office, supporting business women in Cambodia.

February 5, 2021

Last week, the world marked World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day. Since 2006, USAID has provided more than $1 billion to eliminate NTDs. USAID provides food assistance to people in Madagascar who are affected by an ongoing drought. In the Philippines, USAID and its partners teach children the importance of mangroves in sustaining fisheries. USAID-supported psychologists train teachers to help children cope with conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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