Samantha Power Confirmed by Senate as New Head of USAID

Congratulations to Samantha Power who was confirmed by the Senate as the new head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). We are thrilled to see someone with so much experience and dedication to humanitarian issues in this all-important role. We’re proud of the transformative impact we’ve been able to achieve by partnering with USAID and we look forward to continuing that progress under Samantha Power’s leadership.

Yasseka Veronique is helping build flood prevention ditches near Kolongo village in Central African Republic as part of Concern’s cash for work activities, funded by USAID. A mother of eight children, she says she uses the money she earns to fund small business activities. She has no other source of income.

Check out the below videos for some of those initiatives in action:

Our hunger crisis response in South Sudan
The RAPID Fund in Pakistan
Child survival in Rwanda
A massive shelter construction effort in South Sudan

About Concern Worldwide US
Concern Worldwide is a global humanitarian organization dedicated to eliminating extreme poverty. We believe in a world where no one lives in poverty, fear, or oppression – where all have access to a decent standard of living and the opportunities and choices essential to a long, healthy, and creative life – a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Extreme poverty has lots of causes so we help find lots of solutions. We work with 25 million people each year, in some of the hardest to reach and most fragile places – places prone to conflict, natural disasters, climate change, and extreme hunger. When an emergency strikes, we are among the first on the ground and we stay until the job is done.