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Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with UN World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley

Administrator Power thanked Executive Director Beasley for WFP’s efforts to quickly scale up food assistance and expand air bridge operations for humanitarian personnel

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎ Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with UN World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley to discuss worsening food insecurity around the world and shortfalls in funding needed to address urgent humanitarian crises, particularly in Afghanistan and Ethiopia. During their meeting, Administrator…

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USAID Provides Support in Response to Deteriorating Food Security and Nutrition in Angola

This funding will support partners in providing nutritional supplementary foods to displaced people facing malnutrition in southern Angola

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a Declaration for Humanitarian Need, which includes the initial provision of $100,000 in humanitarian assistance, for southern Angola to help meet immediate needs in communities grappling with the worst drought in 40 years that has led to further food insecurity and…

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USAID providing additional humanitarian assistance for the people of the Central African Republic

The United States remains the largest donor of humanitarian assistance in CAR, providing life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of Central Africans

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $8.9 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of the Central African Republic (CAR). The announcement follows Administrator Samantha Power’s call today with Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadéra. Widespread violence following the December 2020 presidential elections, political instability,…

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USAID Providing Support to WFP’s Regional Innovation Hub to Encourage New Ideas to Tackle Food Insecurity

The hub will encourage early-stage entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions to address gaps in current efforts and take on the greatest challenges to addressing food insecurity

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $2 million to support the UN World Food Program (WFP) East Africa Innovation Hub to find innovative solutions to strengthen food security by moving beyond traditional food assistance towards long-term resilience. This support builds on an additional $2.5 million in support…

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USAID Delivers on Prosper Africa Goals with Africa Trade and Investment Program

The program helps to fulfill the promise of the global Build Back Better World Partnership with the G7 and earlier commitments to increase two-way trade and investment

Today, Administrator Samantha Power announced the launch of USAID’s new Africa Trade and Investment program at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial. The continent-wide program is USAID’s flagship effort under the Prosper Africa initiative and will expand and accelerate two-way trade and investment between African nations and the…

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USAID Awards $3.5 Million to Fund Bicycles For Growth Initiative to Increase Access in Rural Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Many communities throughout sub-Saharan Africa struggle to access health services, education, economic opportunities, and basic social services due to long distances and limited transportation options

The United States Agency for International Development announced two awards totaling $3.5 million for the Bicycles for Growth Initiative. This program aims to improve sustainable access to affordable bicycles in sub-Saharan Africa.  With USAID support, J.E. Austin Associates and World Bicycle Relief will work together to increase mobility in rural…

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USAID Announces $11.3 million in Additional Funding for Zambia

The new funding follows USAID Administrator Samantha Power's recent meeting with Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema where the two discussed U.S. support for Zambia

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced an additional $11.3 million in assistance for Zambia to strengthen democracy and governance and support small and medium sized agribusiness enterprises. In the two months since Zambia’s August 12 presidential election, USAID has programmed approximately $30…

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United States provides additional humanitarian aid and airlifts relief supplies to help people affected by the crisis in Northern Ethiopia

The U.S. is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia, providing more than $1 billion throughout the country over the last year

The United States is airlifting relief supplies and providing more than $26 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help people affected by the ongoing conflict in northern Ethiopia. The U.S. is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia, providing more than $1 billion throughout the country over the last…

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Administrator Samantha Power Meeting with Zambian President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema

To discuss his plans for fighting corruption and strengthening democratic values, press freedom, and civil liberties

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎ On August 17, 2021, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with Zambian President-elect Hakainde Hichilema to congratulate him on his election as the seventh President of the Republic of Zambia and to discuss his plans for fighting corruption and strengthening democratic values, press freedom,…

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Official Launching of USAID-Sponsored Community-Led Monitoring Project for Effective Elimination of User Fees for HIV Patients in Cameroon

The U.S. Government remains committed to supporting Cameroon to end HIV/AIDS as a public health threat by 2030

On August 10, 2021, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Cameroon), the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health, alongside other partners, officially launched the Community-Led Monitoring Project in Yaoundé.  This project is implemented by the Cameroonian network of organizations for people living with HIV (Recap+) which received…