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Humanitarian & Aid

USAID

USAID

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provides $431 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen. This brings the total amount that the U.S. government has provided to the Yemen humanitarian response to more than $1 billion in FY 2022. Yemen complex emergency situation at a glance →

Years of conflict—along with an economic crisis, high levels of unemployment, and rising food and fuel prices—have left more

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Ukraine

Ukraine

Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $550 million to meet Ukraine's critical security and defense needs. This authorization is the Biden Administration's seventeenth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

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contractors, Ukraine, support

contractors, Ukraine, support

The United States and NATO have recently ramped up their support to Ukraine by providing major weapon systems in addition to the munitions and supplies they have been providing from the beginning of the conflict. These systems―artillery, anti-aircraft weapons, tracked vehicles―will enhance Ukrainian capabilities for the ongoing fight in the east, and, perhaps, for an eventual counteroffensive. However, the maintenance and training demands of these particular systems, which the Ukrainian military has never used before, will overwhelm Ukraine's ability to cope. The next step in U.S. aid should be, and likely will be, provide battlefield contractors in Ukraine to maintain these systems and train Ukrainians on their use.

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Professional Overseas Contractors

This online training series is designed to answer some of the most frequently raised questions and concerns from organizations interested in partnering with USAID. Here you will find open and transparent guidance straight from USAID staff.

Whether you’re a non-governmental organization or small business just starting out, a large university looking to expand your outreach, or somewhere in between, we value your interest in USAID and want to make it easier to work with us.

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About 400 bulletproof vests destined for Ukraine were stolen from a New York City non-profit organization that’s been leading an effort to collect and ship tactical gear to people in the warzone, police said Wednesday.

Police say the used vests, donated by local law enforcement, were taken from the offices of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America and the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America on Second Avenue in Manhattan.

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USAID

USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the United States government’s initial 2022 contribution of more than $308 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan. President Biden has been clear that humanitarian assistance will continue to flow directly to the Afghan people and the United States remains the single largest provider of humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan.

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USAID-Ukraine

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to growing humanitarian needs stemming from Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified further invasion of Ukraine.

USAID’s DART, which is currently based in Krakow, Poland, is working closely with European allies and partners who will be on the front lines of the response. The team will lead the U.S. Government’s humanitarian response to help address critical needs caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, including responding to the needs of those internally displaced.

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The United States continues to increase its assistance to the Kingdom of Tonga in the wake of the recent Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruptions, ashfall, and tsunami.

As announced yesterday, the United States will provide, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), an additional $2.5 million in humanitarian assistance for those affected by this disaster. The new funding will supplement the $100,000 in immediate assistance announced by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Suva Tony Greubel soon after the initial eruptions.

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USAID

USAID

The world’s prosperous nations spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year on “foreign aid.” But foreign aid can mean many things.

Most U.S. assistance, for example, falls into these categories:

• Emergency response and other forms of humanitarian assistance.

• Global health, such as programs to prevent the spread of HIV­/AIDS and other diseases.

• Peace and security.

• Good governance, by funding accountability measures, judicial reform, and support for human rights.

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The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget Request for the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is $58.5 billion, which includes $27.7 billion for USAID fully and partially managed accounts, $2.9 billion (11 percent) above the FY 2021 enacted level. In addition, the American Jobs Plan (AJP) will seek $400 million in mandatory funds over five years (including $80 million in FY 2022) across USAID to develop vibrant clean energy global markets and in turn support job creation in the United States.

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