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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was founded in 1961 to provide international aid. USAID’s development programs cover sectors ranging from agriculture and food security to gender equality and global health to ensuring clean water and adequate sanitation. President Trump has made sharp budget cuts to USAID each year since taking office. A number of USAID officials have represented the U.S. in international forums, including United Nations convenings related to gender and reproductive rights, where they have furthered the Trump administration’s message that the “U.S. is a pro-life country.”

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