The United States Government has committed an additional $1.43 million through the U.S. State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to address the impact of COVID-19 in Armenia.
In total, the U.S. Government has committed over $4 million in emergency assistance to Armenia in FY20. The United States is providing life-saving support by coordinating with the Government of Armenia, international humanitarian partners, and other stakeholders to identify priority areas for investment. $1 million in new USAID assistance will support the agriculture and tourism sectors to recover economically from the pandemic and adapt its needs to the post-COVID world.
$436,000 in additional State Department funding will provide shelter, food, and access to medical and social services for vulnerable migrants unable to return home due to the pandemic. In addition to the aforementioned COVID-19 assistance, the United States has invested more than $1.57 billion in total assistance to Armenia over the past 20 years, including nearly $106 million for health.
For decades, the United States has been the world’s largest provider of bilateral assistance in health. Since 2009, American taxpayers have generously funded more than $100 billion in global health assistance and nearly $70 billion in humanitarian assistance. Because an infectious-disease threat anywhere can become a threat everywhere, the United States calls on other donors to contribute to the global effort to combat COVID-19.