From Christians and Yazidis in Iraq, to the Rohingya in Bangladesh and Burma, to our tough stance on the Chinese Communist Party’s systematic repression and abuse of religious minorities, USAID is supporting religious freedom around the world. During an overseas trip this month, Acting Administrator John Barsa told faith leaders that, “the Trump Administration has made the protection and inclusion of religious and ethnic minorities a priority.”
News & Events
USAID celebrated Global Handwashing Day, signed a 5G broadband memorandum, and celebrated the World Food Program’s Nobel Peace Prize. Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick is traveling in Europe to promote the Agency’s support of 5G and digital technology. 
Digital Feature
Wamala Fawaz is president of his university’s YouthMappers chapter and his skills have been in demand. Learn how student YouthMappers in Uganda are collecting data on COVID-19 hotspots to strengthen the country’s response to the virus.
Collaborating with USAID
Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) has announced that 16 innovators in nine countries are receiving a combined $14.5 million to test and scale breakthrough solutions. DIV’s investments impact millions of lives at a fraction of the usual cost. 
Did You Know?
World Food Day happened last week. To celebrate, USAID honored seven nutrition heroes who are cultivating hope and working to stop COVID-19 from creating a generation of children who lose their future potential to malnutrition.
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