director Samantha Power travels to Poland and Belgium | Press release
Administrator Samantha Power will travel to Poland and Belgium Feb. 26-28 to discuss the U.S. government’s coordinated response with its allies and partners to Russia’s premeditated, unprovoked, and unwarranted invasion of Ukraine. . Sarah Charles, USAID assistant to the Office of Humanitarian Assistance administrator, and Nancy Izzo Jackson, senior official in the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, which leads the US response to refugees, will also join the trip.
In Poland, the administrator will meet with Polish government officials, the U.S. Ambassador to Poland, and the Ukrainian diaspora to outline the U.S. humanitarian response to the escalating humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and its impact on the continent. While in Poland, the Administrator will also meet with disaster experts from USAID’s Disaster Response Team (DART), which leads the US humanitarian response in Ukraine, as well as staff of the Agency’s mission in Ukraine.
In Brussels, Belgium, the administrator will meet with European Union (EU) officials as well as U.S. representatives to the EU and NATO to discuss the U.S. government’s coordinated response with NATO allies. NATO and European partners and anticipated humanitarian and development needs as Russia steps up its assault. about Ukraine, its democracy, the freedom and well-being of the Ukrainian people.