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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:   [6/16/2021] Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days …

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Administrator Samantha Power’s Call with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani

The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala:‎ Yesterday, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power spoke with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan to discuss USAID’s enduring partnership with the government and people of Afghanistan, especially Afghan women and girls. Administrator Power and President Ghani discussed how USAID’s focus areas align with the …

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Without Infrastructure, No One Wins By Dr. Tina Dooley-Jones, Mission Director at USAID/Afghanistan, June 2021

Infrastructure is the lifeblood of families, communities, districts, and provinces. From rural areas to urban centers, it is quite literally a system that touches all of us. Water infrastructure, like water treatment centers and pipes, carries clean drinking water to our homes and businesses. Dams and irrigation canals are a necessity for farmers to feed …

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Statement on Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation and Inter-agency Delegation’s Trip to Kabul

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation (SRAR) Zalmay Khalilzad, led a delegation including representatives from the National Security Council (NSC), the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) concluded a four-day visit to Kabul on Tuesday. The delegation included USAID Acting Assistant Administrator for Asia Karen Freeman, NSC Deputy Senior Director Mike …

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Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Travels to Afghanistan, Qatar, and the Region

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and an U.S. inter-agency delegation, including the National Security Council, Department of Defense, and USAID departed on June 4 for travel to Kabul, Doha, and the region.   In Kabul, the delegation will meet with the Afghanistan government, other political leaders, and civil society representatives, including women’s …

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United States Increases Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan, Reaffirms Enduring Partnership

The United States is fortunate to enjoy an enduring partnership with the people of Afghanistan.  Even as U.S. troops depart, the United States is stepping up its political, economic, and diplomatic engagement with Afghanistan, strengthening our relationship for years to come. We are delighted to share U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s recent announcement of …

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FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Unveils Strategy for Global Vaccine Sharing, Announcing Allocation Plan for the First 25 Million Doses

As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised that the United States will be an arsenal of vaccines for the world. To do that, the Administration will pursue several additional measures beyond our robust funding for COVAX: Donating from the U.S. vaccine …

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN: Continued U.S. Support for a Peaceful, Stable Afghanistan Through New Humanitarian Assistance

As part of our commitment to the people of Afghanistan, the United States is providing more than $266 million in new humanitarian assistance, bringing total U.S. humanitarian aid for Afghanistan to nearly $3.9 billion since 2002. This assistance from the American people will help our international humanitarian partners provide support to some of the estimated …