USAID has shipped ventilators to Africa , Europe , and Latin America — with additional shipments to come—as the United States gears up its global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Already, U.S assistance has reached over $1 billion , and the nation continues to lead the global charge against the pandemic by building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance.
News & Events
USAID and our partners are continuing pest control operations to control locusts in East Africa . The Agency also announced new humanitarian assistance to fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and hunger in Yemen .
Digital Feature
What is at stake when human rights are disregarded and abused? Meet five Venezuelans receiving assistance at a USAID-funded transition center in Cucuta, Colombia, after fleeing their home country. Hear their stories of heartbreak and hope.
Collaborating with USAID
Deadline alert! Applications for this year’s 2020 Digital Development Awards, aka the Digis, are due June 3. These awards recognize and celebrate USAID-funded projects that use digital technologies to improve development and humanitarian assistance outcomes.
Did You Know?
Factoring in COVID-19, USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network estimates that 113 million people in the 46 most food-insecure countries will face crisis levels of hunger and require emergency food assistance this year. See how USAID is responding.
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