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The United States Provides More Than $25 Million for Refugee Assistance in Uganda

Statement by Spokesperson Jessica Jennings

The United States, through USAID and the Department of State, is providing more than $25 million in additional humanitarian funding to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Program (WFP) to assist refugees in Uganda facing ongoing food insecurity and the compounding impacts of conflict…

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On World Health Day, Making "My Health, My Right” A Reality For All

USAID has been advancing these efforts across its global health work, including, most recently, through Primary Impact, which launched last year and is now operational in 12 countries across Africa and Asia

Statement by Administrator Samantha Power In the small town of Dodota, Ethiopia – population 96,000 – health workers go to extraordinary lengths to track malaria. With only two health centers for a town where every single person has an elevated risk of contracting or dying from malaria, health workers are…

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Launches the Africa Trade Desk through Prosper Africa

The Africa Trade Desk bridges the gap between African suppliers and U.S. retailers by establishing a secure supply chain from Africa to U.S. retailers by consolidating logistics, insurance, and track and trace technology from farm to retailer

Today, Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman announced the launch of the Africa Trade Desk, a signature trade platform from Prosper Africa that links large U.S. food retailers to African producers. The announcement was made during the Atlanta Phambili: A Trade & Investment Gateway to Africa & South Africa event, an event highlighting the…

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Administrator Samantha Power Meets with United Nations Special Envoy for Sudan Ramtane Lamamra

Administrator Power and Special Envoy Lamamra also discussed the grave humanitarian situation and the imperative to accelerate the flow of humanitarian assistance to the people of Sudan

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Jessica Jennings:‎ On March 5, Administrator Samantha Power met UN Envoy for Sudan Ramtane Lamamra and discussed the critical partnership between the United Nations and the United States, in collaboration with other key stakeholders in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, to urgently advance…

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Deputy Administrator Paloma Adams-Allen’s Travels to Ethiopia, Egypt, and Germany

Deputy Administrator Adams-Allen met with key humanitarian and development partners, discussing priority areas such as food security and the implementation of reforms to ensure the integrity and delivery of U.S. assistance

The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Shejal Pulivarti:‎ Deputy Administrator Paloma Adams-Allen traveled to Ethiopia, Egypt, and Germany from February 5 to 9 to meet with USAID staff on Agency priorities, and with development and humanitarian partners to underscore the Agency’s commitment to collaborate closely on shared objectives. While…

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Deputy Administrator Paloma Adams-Allen Travels to Ethiopia, Egypt, and Germany

The focus of her trip is supporting staff, Agency initiatives, and ongoing programs throughout eastern Africa and the Middle East

From February 5-9, Deputy Administrator Paloma Adams-Allen will travel to Ethiopia, Egypt, and Germany to meet with development and humanitarian partners as well as engage USAID staff on crucial workforce and operational issues. The focus of her trip is supporting staff, Agency initiatives, and ongoing programs throughout eastern Africa and…

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Announces Funding to Respond to Catastrophic Floods in Kenya

This support will provide emergency shelter assistance and other relief commodities as well as hygiene kits

The United States extends our deepest sympathy to the people of Kenya suffering from catastrophic flooding. Severe flooding caused by the El Nino – the worst Kenya has experienced in decades – has taken at least 170 lives and comes immediately following one of the worst droughts in the country’s…

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Administrator Samantha Power And Special Envoy Kerry Announce New United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Private Sector Commitments to Mobilize Finance for Climate Adaptation Under the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE)

The PREPARE Call to Action invites businesses to make new, significant commitments to building climate resilience around the world

USAID Administrator Samantha Power and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry announced today that 21 new companies have committed to invest in climate adaptation as part of the Call to Action to the Private Sector under the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE). Their efforts, in…

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Commits $53 Million to Address Climate Change in Cities

This funding complements and expands USAID’s ongoing work to enable and empower local governments and vulnerable communities to realize their own resilient, low-carbon futures

Today at COP28, USAID Administrator Samantha Power announced that USAID is committing more than $53 million for new low-carbon and climate resilient activities in 23 cities in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. These funds will provide resources to translate national climate ambitions into local action in urban areas.…

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United States Announces Nearly $20 Million for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund

This year, the CERF is supporting the response to crises caused by conflict and extreme weather events in Sudan, the Horn of Africa, and other countries

The United States, through USAID, announced its largest contribution to date to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). This $20 million contribution supports the delivery of life-saving assistance around the world and helps reach some of the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations. The CERF plays a critical role in…