USAID is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with decisive action at home and abroad. Our priorities in the response are to protect the safety and health security of our global workforce, ensure that we can continue our life-saving mission across the world, and support partner countries in their response to COVID-19.
Across the globe, USAID is supporting countries affected by COVID-19. We are working directly with governments, multilateral organizations, NGOs, the private sector and other organizations responding on the ground to combat the dangerous pathogen. This includes working with frontline workers to slow the spread, care for the affected, and equip local communities with the tools needed to fight back against COVID-19.
USAID and the State Department have made available nearly $274 million to combat COVID-19. This commitment demonstrates strong U.S. leadership in response to the outbreak. More than $2 billion - which Congress provided to USAID and the State Department in two emergency supplemental appropriations -- is being put to work to save lives. Along with the U.S. private sector, the American people continue to lead in responding to this pandemic.