For Immediate Release
Office of Press Relations
Monday, July 17, 2023
Today in Kyiv, USAID Administrator Samantha Power announced more than $500 million in additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of Ukrainians affected by Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
This announcement follows the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam and comes amid an escalation of Russia’s attacks on civilian population centers, killing and injuring civilians, and exacerbating the humanitarian needs of Ukrainian people who have endured the impacts of Russia’s unprovoked aggression. This new funding bolsters support for displaced and other war-affected people with emergency food assistance, health care, emergency shelter, safe drinking water and hygiene support, and multipurpose cash assistance. The funding also supports protection – including safe spaces for women and girls and psychosocial support – for the most vulnerable and at-risk populations. This assistance will be provided through the United Nations and non-governmental organization partners, including local humanitarian organizations.
The United States remains the largest single-country donor to the humanitarian response in Ukraine. Since February 2022, the U.S. has provided over $2.6 billion in humanitarian assistance to respond to the needs of people in Ukraine and those fleeing to neighboring countries, including more than $1.9 billion through USAID. The U.S. will continue to stand with the people affected by Russia’s devastating full-scale war and remains committed to providing life-saving assistance to those who need it most.
For the latest updates on U.S. humanitarian assistance in Ukraine, visit: www.usaid.gov/humanitarian-assistance/ukraine