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Jul 14 2020
The Trump White House has added another political loyalist and anti-abortion advocate to its roster of political hires at America’s premier international development agency, expanding the role and influence of the religious right in shaping U.S. priorities on global health and development, U.S. officials told Foreign Policy.
Patrina Mosley, who has been named advisor to the director ofForeign Policy
Jun 07 2021
“It’s not like USAID is going to invade somebody,” the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Obama-era chief Gayle Smith told the New York Times in April.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is apparently not so sure.
U.S. organizations like USAID, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Ford Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation have long had fundingForeign Policy
Jan 13 2021
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday named Samantha Power, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, as his choice to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), citing her deep experience addressing crises around the world.
“Power will rally the international community and work with our partners to confront the biggest challenges of our time — includingReuters
Aug 03 2020
A Trump administration appointee on Monday alleged that there is "rampant anti-Christian sentiment" at the United States Agency for International Development.
Merritt Corrigan, who serves as the deputy White House liaison to the agency, which is responsible for federal foreign aid, wrote on Twitter that she plans to "expose" the bias in a Thursday press conference. Corrigan also accusedWashington Examiner
Mar 27 2020
While American hospitals scramble to find enough personal protective equipment (PPE), the USAID department – which gives away over $20 billion year – just gifted a substantial amount of equipment to the nation of Kazakhstan. Then bragged about it.
Despite President Trump’s America First ideology, the bureaucrats at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said onThe National Pulse
Aug 01 2022
In 2021, USAID — the agency of the US government tasked with international development — disbursed $28.3 billion in foreign aid to an assortment of humanitarian causes ranging from hunger programs to medical treatment to education.
But how much good is this money doing? And is that money accomplishing as much as it could be?
The answer, it turns out, is much more difficult toVox
May 28 2021
Hackers linked to Russia’s main intelligence agency surreptitiously seized an email system used by the State Department’s international aid agency to burrow into the computer networks of human rights groups and other organizations of the sort that have been critical of President Vladimir V. Putin, Microsoft Corporation disclosed on Thursday.
Discovery of the breach comes only threeNew York Times (News)
May 28 2021
The same Russian hackers who carried out the SolarWinds attack and other malicious campaigns have now attacked groups involved in international development, human rights and other issues, according to Microsoft. The company says the breach began with a takeover of an email marketing account used by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Hackers sent malicious emails from theNPR (Online News)
Aug 21 2020
Erased From the Trump Administration’s Draft of a Key Foreign Aid Policy: Any Mention of LGBT People
The lead U.S. foreign aid agency has proposed a new policy on gender and women’s empowerment that eliminates any mention of transgender people or contraceptives, running counter to its own long-standing practices in deciding what programs to support.
The draft policy released by the U.S. Agency for International Development on Wednesday was billed as an update and replacement to theProPublica
Apr 03 2020
A federal agency reportedly shipped face masks overseas from a Miami warehouse even as a nearby Veterans Affairs hospital was rationing them due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had a warehouse of face masks sitting unused in Miami while a Veterans Affairs hospital in the city was telling its health care workers to use the sameNational Review