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USAID Deploys Disaster Assistance Response Team to Respond to Humanitarian Needs in Tigray, Ethiopia

USAID’s partners have been pivoting existing programs to provide life-saving assistance in the few areas of Tigray that can be reached

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to growing humanitarian needs stemming from conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. After nearly four months of fighting between armed groups, hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their homes and more than…

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Coronavirus: The United States provides 20 ventilators to Zimbabwe to respond to COVID-19

The ventilators, produced in the United States, reflect cutting-edge technology customized to Zimbabwe’s needs and requirements

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 20 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Solidarity Trust Zimbabwe to help Zimbabweans fight COVID-19.   “Too many Zimbabweans have already passed away due to COVID-19.  We express our deepest condolences to all who have lost their loved ones.  We are…

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Readout of USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa's Travel to the Republic of Kenya

Donation of 200 U.S.-manufactured ventilators for use in Kenyan health facilities that are treating patients with COVID-19

The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa traveled to the Republic of Kenya October 3-6, 2020, to highlight three recent investments in Kenyan women made by the White House-led Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative.  He also announced…

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Coronavirus - Kenya: United States announces $7 Million to help Kenya to recover from economic losses from COVID-19

USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa and U.S. Ambassador Kyle McCarter announced the program during a visit to the Naboisho Conservancy

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a new, three-year Local Works program that will provide up to $7 million to support local communities in the Mara landscape and Northern and Coastal Kenya as they recover from the loss of tourism and livelihoods because of…

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Coronavirus: USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa's Trip to Kenya and Egypt

He also will showcase the donation of 200 ventilators to the Kenyan people as part of the U.S. Government's global response to COVID-19

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa will travel October 2-9 to the Republic of Kenya and the Arab Republic of Egypt where he will underscore the continuing commitment of the United States and the preservation of international religious freedom and inclusive development. From October 2-5, Acting…

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USAID announces New $100 Million Project to anticipate threats posed by Emerging Infectious Diseases

STOP Spillover will contribute directly to the reduction of future outbreaks from known zoonotic viruses

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched Strategies to Prevent Spillover (STOP Spillover) a five-year, $100 million project to anticipate and address threats posed by the emerging zoonotic diseases that pose the greatest risk of jumping from animals to humans.  STOP Spillover will play a significant role…

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Coronavirus – South Sudan: United States announces nearly $108 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance to help the people of South Sudan

More than $64 million in supplemental humanitarian aid to respond to the pandemic of COVID-19 in the region

The United States announced nearly $108 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of the Republic of South Sudan.  This new funding brings U.S. humanitarian assistance to the people of South Sudan to nearly $907 million since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2020, including more than $64 million in…

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United States Announces Nearly $152 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance in the Central Sahel Countries of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania

With this new funding, the U.S. Government is providing life-saving aid to internally displaced people, refugees, and the communities that generously host them

By USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa The United States announced nearly $152 million in new humanitarian assistance for the Central Sahel Republics of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso, and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, which are dealing with mass population displacements and food-insecurity because of ongoing conflict in the region. …

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USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick announces New Partnerships with the Feed the Future Innovation Labs

These critical investments continue to redefine what is possible in the effort to end hunger and poverty and are increasingly important in the face of COVID-19 and its impact on food security

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will announce four new partnerships under Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food-security initiative.  The Deputy Administrator will make the announcement during a virtual event at which Congressional supporters and partners across the development community will…

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USAID announces Additional $15 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance to fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

With this new funding, USAID is providing lifesaving assistance for the people affected by the DRC's 11th outbreak of Ebola

Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced more than $15 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help end the outbreak of Ebola in Équateur Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  Since August 2018, USAID has provided more than $365 million for activities…