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The USAID Weekly Wrap Up video showcases the week in photos from around the Agency.

Year In Review:


Previous Weekly Wrap Ups:

May 8, 2020

On behalf of USAID, Acting Administrator Barsa thanked the men and women who serve in the U.S. military as a part of Military Appreciation Month.
A USAID-funded mobile app in Thailand allowed village health volunteers to order relief kits for those with COVID-19.
USAID announced $225 million in additional assistance to Yemen’s humanitarian crisis.
Acting Administrator Barsa continued his town halls with staff in Washington, answering questions from USAID independent offices and bureaus.

April 24, 2020

Acting Administrator Barsa joined the Secretary of State to speak about our COVID-19 response to the media. USAID transferred 47 metric tons of relief supplies to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. These supplies will help with the U.S. domestic response efforts to COVID-19. D.A. Glick marked the beginning of Yom Hashoah, remembering all those lost in the Holocaust. Acting Administrator Barsa swore in children from around the world on our first virtual Take Your Child To Work Day.

April 3, 2020

In the last 20 years, the U.S. Government has invested nearly $120 billion in public health worldwide $120 billion in 21st -century global public health investments. Thanks to the generosity of Americans, USAID promotes a more health and stable world. Major areas of focus: combating infectious disease, controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, preventing child and maternal deaths. In Nigeria, USAID partnered with 100 trained volunteers on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in rural communities. Administrator Mark Green virtually swore in Chris Cushing as the new USAID Haiti Mission Director. Over 99% of the workforce in DC is teleworking, including the Administrator and Deputy. Everyone stay safe, and protect your co-workers, too!

March 27, 2020

Through the generosity of the American people, the State Department and USAID have now pledged $274 million in health and humanitarian assistance to help countries respond to COVID-19.

March 20, 2020

“USAID is working around the clock to ensure that we are responding to this global public health emergency to better protect vulnerable populations.” Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick. USAID partnered with health officials from Lao PDR to support training for thousands of Lao health workers in response to COVID-19. Administrator Green announced he is returning to the private sector next month. The President announced his intent to designate AA/LAC John Barsa as Acting USAID Administrator after Green’s departure.