October 5

USAID Provides Nearly $297 Million in Urgently Needed Food, Water, and Health Care For COVID-19 Response Around the World

Today, at the Global Citizen Live event, Administrator Samantha Power announced nearly $297 million in humanitarian assistance to provide urgently needed food assistance, health care, water, and psychosocial support to address urgent humanitarian needs around the world caused by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.

Around the world, 235 million people need humanitarian assistance – that’s one in 33 people. These communities, which are already affected by conflict or natural disasters, are particularly susceptible to the spread of COVID-19 and its profound impacts on all aspects of people’s lives.

With this aid, USAID is working with partners to prevent famine and stave off hunger. They’re supporting programs dedicated to addressing the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence, and they’re investing in programs to help prevent future outbreaks in humanitarian settings where some of the world’s most vulnerable are already suffering so much.

Photo courtesy of USAID Ethiopia.

Source: ReliefWeb (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Health Care, WASH
food security