UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The U.S. Government leads the globe with $12.5 billion allocated to benefit international COVID-19 response, including commitments for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, preparedness efforts, and foreign assistance. We are achieving real results, helping nations around the world respond to COVID-19 and thereby protecting the homeland.
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Remarks by Ambassador Kip Tom at the Opening Session of the World Food Program Executive Board

Executive Director Beasley, this first year of a new decade— from the outset —is proving to be one that calls for more fortitude, perseverance and adaptation than we could have ever predicted.  The United States more so than in the past looks to institutions like WFP to be a part of the holistic, constructive effort ...
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USAID’S ONGOING DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES AND COVID-19 ASSISTANCE RESPONSE IN AFRICA

Today we are pleased to be joined by Dr. Kenneth Staley, U.S. Agency for International Development, Global Malaria Coordinator and leader of the USAID COVID-19 Task Force, and Mr. Christopher Runyan, USAID Senior Coordinator for the Bureau for Africa. Our speakers will discuss USAID’s ongoing development priorities and COVID-19 assistance response in Africa.  They are ...
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U.S. helps counter COVID-19 outbreaks in Middle East and North Africa

The United States is providing more than $110 million to help countries in the Middle East and North Africa fight COVID-19, including Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, as well as the West Bank. The funding will improve disease detection and prevention, bolster lab capacity and treat patients. In addition, the United States is partnering ...
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Secretary of State Pompeo Announces Additional COVID-19 U.S. Foreign Assistance

Today I can confirm that we are prepared to commit an additional $225 million in health, humanitarian, and economic assistance to further boost response efforts worldwide.  That’s on top of the roughly $274 million in funding we’ve already deployed to 64 countries across the globe.  No country can match this level of generosity. The new ...
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The U.S. Role in International Organizations’ Response to COVID-19

The United States is by far the most generous and reliable contributor to crisis response and humanitarian action through the United Nations and dozens of international organizations. U.S. assistance, monetary and in-kind contributions, expertise and technology, are indispensable to the effort to combat COVID-19
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U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our leadership in the COVID-19 response is another example of how America—our government, our businesses and organizations, and our people—continues to be the world’s greatest humanitarians. Between existing resources, supplemental funding, the private sector, and the generous spirit of the American people, the United States is leading – and will continue to lead – the ...
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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  ...
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Department of State Covid-19 website

The Department of State is taking decisive action to inform and safeguard U.S. citizens overseas, protect the homeland, advance the Administration’s commitment to building glo bal health security capacity for this and future outbreaks, and reduce the impact for U.S. companies and supply chains overseas. Visit the State Department’s Covid-19 website  
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Mission Italy, Embassy to the Holy See, and USUN Rome Change in Operations due to COVID-19

Mission Italy, Embassy to the Holy See, and USUN Rome Change in Operations due to COVID-19   The U.S. Missions to Italy and to the United Nations Agencies in Rome and the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See will limit their operations as of March 11, 2020, in accordance with the Government of Italy’s March ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy – March 12, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy – March 12, 2020 Location:  Italy Event: Due to reduced staffing that went into effect March 11, only emergency American Citizen Services and emergency visa services are available at the U.S. Embassy in Rome and Consulates General Milan, Naples, and Florence. The  CDC advises travelers to avoid nonessential travel to Italy  and  State Department currently recommends U.S. citizens reconsider travel . See CDC information regarding  high-risk traveler categories . On March ...
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