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Current Weekly Wrap-Up:

Administrator Power traveled to Zambia & Malawi to see the impact Russia’s war on Ukraine is having on food security in the region. During her trip, she also underscored U.S. government support for democratic advancement in both countries. During the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Germany, President Biden pledged an additional $2.76 billion to fight the escalating global food security crisis. With this funding, USAID will provide direct food aid and combat high food, fuel, and fertilizer prices driven by Putin’s War. USAID announced nearly $55 million in humanitarian assistance to help survivors of the devastating earthquake in Afghanistan. The funding will help those affected meet critical needs, providing shelter, water, sanitation & hygiene supplies, and other relief items. USAID provided an additional $1.3 billion to help the Government of Ukraine continue operations and respond to critical needs. The funding will keep gas and electricity flowing to hospitals and schools and deliver essential services like healthcare, utilities, and education.


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Previous Weekly Wrap Ups:

Last updated: July 01, 2022

May 7, 2021

USAID's 19th Administrator, Samantha Power, was sworn in by Vice President Harris on May 3, 2021. In six days, USAID sent six flights carrying emergency medical supplies to help fight COVID-19 in India. Administrator Power announced a $300M partnership with UNICEF at the G7 Foreign and Development Ministerial. As one of her first actions, Administrator Power signed a new strategy to make USAID more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

April 30, 2021

The Senate has voted to confirm Samantha Power as the 19th Administrator of USAID. Life-saving supplies are on the ground in India, including oxygen, rapid testing kits and N95 masks. To help address the climate crisis, USAID launched two projects worth $74 million in Vietnam. USAID remembers our colleague Xulhaz Mannan, a champion of human rights, who was murdered five years ago in Bangladesh. USAID emergency supplies are en route to St. Vincent Island. The La Soufrière volcano has forced 13,000 people to evacuate.

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.

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