United States to Support Maldives COVID-19 Response through Economic Support and Social Protection

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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

MALE, May 6 – The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed $2 million USD to provide emergency humanitarian and economic development assistance to Maldives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As in the past two decades, we are proud to provide critical support to help Maldives. That is the true spirit of our friendship, extending help during difficult times,” said U.S. Ambassador to Maldives Alaina B. Teplitz.

Funding will provide technical assistance to the government to develop effective economic, fiscal, and monetary measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It will also include support to Maldivian civil society organizations to help expand social protection services and advocate effectively for COVID recovery policies.

The U.S. Government is leading the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and remains the largest single country donor in response efforts. As part of the response efforts from the American people, the U.S. Department of State and USAID have committed more than $775 million globally in emergency health, humanitarian, and economic development assistance. This is in addition to the funding already provided through the multilateral and non-governmental organizations that are helping communities around the world in dealing with the pandemic and its social, economic and governance-related impacts.

More details about U.S. contributions to the global fight against COVID-19 can be found here: