WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Greg Stanton and leadership from the House Foreign Affairs Committee spoke with U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power about ongoing efforts to alleviate the worsening humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
They discussed the Agency’s work to secure the evacuation of American citizens and non-governmental organization partners in Gaza, protect civilians from military action, and deliver humanitarian assistance—particularly clean water, food, fuel and medical supplies.
Power also spoke to the Agency’s close coordination with other Administration officials, including the newly-appointed Special Envoy for Middle East Humanitarian Issues, as well as the United Nations and other regional stakeholders.
Additionally, Stanton asked Power to outline the Agency’s immediate funding needs. Congress is expected to move quickly on an emergency supplemental funding package, including aid for Israel.