Administrator Green Travels to East Africa

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Zainab Mohamed and her children Nimo, Makbul, Adam and Muslima outside their house in Bula Pesa, Isiolo town before they leave for classes at Uhuru Primary School. Muslima is a class two pupil who uses Tusome books which has enabled her attain advanced reading and writing skills compared to her older siblings

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and the Republics of Rwanda, Kenya, and Mozambique from June 14 to June 22, 2019.

Administrator Green visited USAID-funded programs related to economic empowerment, resilience, food security, and health that are helping reduce the impact of ongoing humanitarian emergencies and promote a path to self-reliance. The Administrator also delivered a keynote address at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit hosted by the Corporate Council on Africa, and met with government and civil-society partners to highlight partnerships and investments across the U.S. Government that save lives, strengthen citizen-responsive democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises.



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Statement by USAID on Monitoring Ebola in Uganda


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Video: USAID Administrator Green visits Ebola Treatment Unit in Katwa, DRC
June 18, 2019

From our perspective, even though the WHO has not declared a public health emergency, it is very clear to me that this is a development emergency. As we all know, a deadly virus has struck a region of Africa that was already besieged over the years by a number of failures -- failures in development, a failure of democracy, and a failure of governance. And, this is a combustible, deadly mix. And I think, going forward, a number of things will need to happen.

June 17, 2019

Good afternoon, everyone. And first, please, Mr. Prime Minister, thank you so much for hosting us not just here, but your hospitality while we're here in Somalia. Today, is an important milestone in the partnership between the United States and Somalia. Just hours ago, I formally opened a new USAID Mission here in Mogadishu. This is the first USAID Mission in Somalia in nearly 30 years. This inauguration is not only a symbol of the strengthening ties between our two countries, but it is also a symbol of Somalia's progress.

June 17, 2019

It's a distinct honor to introduce to you the Administrator for USAID and a close friend of the United States and of Somalia, Mark Green, former congressman, ambassador, and now administrator. Thank you very much, Mr. Green.

June 17, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced on Monday in Mogadishu that the United States is providing nearly $185 million in additional humanitarian assistance to address life-threatening food-insecurity and acute malnutrition in the Federal Republic of Somalia, and to deliver safe water and emergency health care to Somalis affected by ongoing conflict and prolonged drought. Somalia is currently facing emergency levels of hunger: an estimated 1.7 million people require immediate food assistance.

June 17, 2019

On June 17, 2019, the United States is reopening a permanent Mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Federal Republic of Somalia, more than 28 years after its closing on January 5, 1991.