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13-10-2022
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Today, Administrator Power met with Vicky Ford, Minister for Development, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), United Kingdom (UK), to discuss deepening our partnership to advance global stability and prosperity.

13-10-2022
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Today, USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with Marwan A. Al-Ghanem, Director General of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, to discuss areas of collaboration – including combating food insecurity and providing humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable.

13-10-2022
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Today, Deputy Administrator Coleman met with Nigeria Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman Mahmood Yakubu. They discussed USAID's support for free, peaceful, and fair elections in Nigeria.

13-10-2022
Press Release

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a grant of $60 million to UNICEF to provide direct support to vulnerable Tunisian families as they contend with rolling food shortages, fuel and food price hikes, and rising economic uncertainty.

12-10-2022
Statement By Administrator Power

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Labor, announced a record allocation of 20,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Haiti – as part of almost 65,000 supplemental H-2B visas made available for fiscal year 2023.

12-10-2022
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Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Nepal Finance Minister Janardan Sharma and representatives from the Government of Nepal to discuss the country’s democratic gains, economic development, and the impact of rising food and fuel prices on Nepalese families.

12-10-2022
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Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Elisabeth “Liesje” Schreinemacher, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, to discuss efforts to support the people of Ukraine, bolster food security, and protect and promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls.

12-10-2022
Remarks

Thank you so much. And thank you for having me here. Food security and addressing hunger is such an important issue personally, to me, and I know for Administrator Power too. USAID has been on the frontlines of trying to address food security issues for many, many years. And after the last food crisis when we stood up Feed the Future, I think we saw some very promising signs of progress, real investments in food systems to help countries be more resilient and more secure in terms of being able to produce their own food.

12-10-2022
Statement By Administrator Samantha Power

Today, President Biden released the new U.S. National Security Strategy (NSS), and how we pursue a more free, open, prosperous, and secure world. As the NSS states, “our approach encompasses all elements of national power – diplomacy, development cooperation, economic statecraft, intelligence, and defense,” directly underscoring USAID’s essential role to realizing this vision, in partnership with our democratic allies across the globe.

11-10-2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Jonathan Fantini-Porter, Executive Director of the Partnership for Central America (PCA), to discuss progress on Vice President Kamala Harris’s Call to Action to increase private sector investment in Central America.

11-10-2022
Press Release

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), along with the Department of State, launched the 2022-2027 U.S. Global Water Strategy. The Strategy will help guide U.S. government efforts over the next five years to advance health, prosperity, stability, and resilience through improved water resources management and increased access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene.

10-10-2022
Press Release

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Agriculture Resilience Initiative - Ukraine (AGRI-Ukraine), announced a new partnership with Bayer to address the immediate and longer-term demand for corn seed among Ukrainian farmers and other countries that depend on seed from Ukraine.

07-10-2022
Statement

Today, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to three champions of human rights in Europe: the Ukrainian Center for Civil Liberties (CCL), a USAID partner; Belarusian human rights activist, Ales Bialiatski; and Memorial, a Russian human rights organization.

07-10-2022
Press Release

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Center for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance announced a $20 million award of the Justice, Rights, and Security Rapid Response Assistance (JURIS) activity to Democracy International (DI).

07-10-2022
Press Release

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new public-private partnership to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Peru and Ecuador. IUU fishing threatens the sustainability of important artisanal fisheries and biodiversity, as well as the livelihoods and resilience of coastal communities.

Dos hombres, dos mujeres parados en el mercado artesanal de Chorrillos
07-10-2022
El Secretario de Estado de los Estados Unidos, Antony Blinken, anunció nuevo proyecto que apoyará la pesca artesanal en Ecuador y Perú

El Secretario de Estado de los Estados Unidos, Antony Blinken, anunció nuevo proyecto que apoyará la pesca artesanal en Ecuador como en Peru. La Fundación de la Familia Walton, la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) y una coalición de asociaciones de pescadores e instituciones ambientales unen fuerzas para promover prácticas de pesca responsable.

Two men and two women standing in the middle of a artisanal fish market
07-10-2022
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a new project to support artisanal fishing in both countries

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a new project to support artisanal fishing in Ecuador and Perú.  The Walton Family Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and a coalition of fishers’ associations and environmental institutions join forces to promote responsible fishing practices.

07-10-2022
Readout

On October 6, Administrator Samantha Power arrived in Kyiv for a visit to convey the United States’ steadfast support for the people of Ukraine. The Administrator was the first senior U.S. official to visit the country following the Russian Federation’s sham referenda and illegal attempts at annexation of Ukrainian territory.

06-10-2022
Remarks to Press

This is my first trip back since 2015. Obviously, a lot has changed. Many of the reforms that were quite nascent back then have kicked in. And, obviously, the war has come to Kyiv – Putin’s invasion –  the horrific atrocities that have devastated so many communities in Ukraine. So, the resiliency of the people: completely inspiring; the devastation wrought needlessly by Putin and his forces: heartbreaking – those are my initial impressions.

06-10-2022
Press Release

Today in Ukraine, Administrator Samantha Power announced a $55 million investment in Ukraine’s heating infrastructure to aid the country’s preparations for winter amid the Russian Federation’s brutal war. This assistance will support repairs and maintenance of pipes and other equipment necessary to deliver heating to homes, hospitals, schools, and businesses across Ukraine.

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Last updated: November 28, 2022

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