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U.S.: COVID-19 Vaccines – Announcements/Regulatory Actions/Deployment
Statement from HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on FDA and CDC Expanding Booster Eligibility for the Most Vulnerable
March 29, 2022 | News Release
BARDA – U.S. Department of HHS [to 02 Apr 2022]
ASPR Announcement – New COVID-19 Treatment Locator Now Available!
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee– FDA
Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting April 6, 2022 Announcement – 04/06/2022
The committee will meet in open session to discuss considerations for use of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses and the process for COVID-19 vaccine strain selection to address current and emerging variants.
White House [U.S.] [to 02 Apr 2022]
Briefing Room – Selected Major COVID Announcements
Remarks by President Biden on the Status of the Country’s Fight Against COVID-19
March 30, 2022 • Speeches and Remarks
Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Launches COVID.gov, a New One-Stop Shop Website for Vaccines, Tests, Treatments, Masks, and the Latest COVID-19 Information
March 30, 2022 • Statements and Releases
U.S. Department of State [to 02 Apr 2022]
Press Statement – COVID Context
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USAID [to 02 Apr 2022]
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Announcements
Humanitarian Convoys Transport Emergency Food Aid for More Than 100,000 People in Tigray and Afar
April 1, 2022
This week, two humanitarian convoys from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) partner UN World Food Program (WFP) transported emergency food aid to the Tigray and Afar regions of northern Ethiopia, including the first convoy to Tigray in more than three and a half months. This emergency food aid will support more than 100,000 people in northern Ethiopia. The arrival of the convoys is an important development in the effort to provide life-saving assistance to the people of Tigray and Afar, as only road transport can deliver the scale of assistance needed across northern Ethiopia. USAID commends the federal and regional Ethiopian authorities, as well as local communities, which worked together to make this first step possible. USAID urges all parties to ensure sustained and significant access for the delivery of life-saving assistance in these regions, as well as the neighboring Amhara region.
The U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability: Priority Countries and Region
April 1, 2022
The U.S. government is moving forward in the spirit of partnership with four countries and a regional grouping of countries to implement the ten-year U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability. This represents an important milestone and next step in the realization of the goals of the landmark Global Fragility Act, which continues to enjoy strong bipartisan Congressional support for innovative efforts to foster a more peaceful and stable world. In light of the horrific events unfolding in Ukraine caused by Putin’s unprovoked and brutal war, the United States reaffirms its commitment to strengthen global resiliency and democratic renewal, and promote peaceful, self-reliant nations that become U.S. economic and security partners.
The United States Provides Nearly $204 Million in New Funding to Address the Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan
March 31, 2022
Today at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, United Kingdom, Germany, and Qatar-hosted virtual pledging conference, the United States announced it is providing nearly $204 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan. This funding includes over $70 million through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and continues America’s enduring support of the Afghan people, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan to more than $4.6 billion since 2002, the largest amount of assistance from any country.
The United States Announces More Than $152 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Burma and Bangladesh
March 29, 2022
Today, the United States announced more than $152 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis, including support for those affected by ongoing violence in Burma, refugees from Burma in Bangladesh, and Bangladeshi host communities. This funding includes more than $101 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and nearly $51 million from the U.S. Department of State. It brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to the crisis to more than $1.7 billion since August 2017.