Trump Administration Gives Over $35 Million to Provide Housing to Human Trafficking Survivors

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Department of Justice Awards Over $35 Million to Provide Housing to Victims of Human Trafficking Today, Attorney General William P. Barr and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced that the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), a component of the ...
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Travel Advisory – Coronavirus in Italy

Travel Advisory August 7, 2020 Location:  Italy Event: The Department of State has issued a  Level 3 Travel Advisory  for Italy recommending that travelers reconsider (i.e., avoid nonessential) travel to Italy.  In addition, the CDC has issued a  Level 3 Health Notice for Italy due to COVID-19 concerns  and similarly recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Italy. The European Union (EU), which includes Italy, currently prohibits nonessential travel (i.e., tourism) ...
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Lifting of Global Level 4 Global Health Advisory

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson August 6, 2020 On August 6, in close coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of State lifted the Global Level 4 Health Advisory.  The Global Advisory, initially put in place on March 19, 2020, advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel ...
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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19 FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 29, 2020 New foreign assistance funding commitments continue to bolster the unparalleled global leadership of the United States in response to COVID-19. The U.S. Government (USG) has allocated $20.5 billion to benefit the international response, including commitments for ...
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Ambassador Gingrich’s Opening Remarks at Women Religious on the Frontlines Symposium

Ambassador Gingrich’s Opening Remarks Women Religious on the Frontlines Virtual Symposium Rome, Italy June 23, 2020 Good morning and welcome. The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See and the British Embassy to the Holy See are delighted to co-host today’s symposium – Women Religious on the Frontlines. I’d like to thank Ambassador Sally Axworthy for ...
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June 23 Symposium: Women Religious on the Frontlines

On June 23, the U.S. and British Embassies to the Holy See will co-host “Women Religious on the Frontlines,” a virtual symposium highlighting the humanitarian work of women religious during the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow our symposium live on Facebook . More details about the speakers and schedule: EVENT PROGRAM    
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Ambassador Gingrich Hails Faith-Based Relief Efforts Amid Pandemic

U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See hails faith-based relief efforts amid pandemic (Article published by the Catholic News Agency on May 8, 2020) By Courtney Mares Rome, Italy, May 8, 2020 / 10:00 am MT ( CNA ).- The U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See has called attention to the role of faith-based organizations in delivering ...
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Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance Builds Upon U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response

Press Statement MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE May 6, 2020 As we work together to defeat the coronavirus at home, the United States stands with our global partners in their time of need, as we always have. A healthier world means a healthier United States. For more than a half century, the United States has been the largest contributor to ...
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$270 Million in Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance for Global COVID-19 Response

The United States Continues Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response With More Than $270 Million in Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 22, 2020 For more than a half century, the United States has been the largest contributor to global health security and humanitarian assistance. Through the American ...
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Ambassador Gingrich Highlights Samaritan’s Purse in Northern Italy

Ambassador Gingrich Highlights Samaritan's Purse Faith-based organizations are vital in the fight against #COVID19. Ambassador Gingrich checked in with Samaritan's Purse to get an update on their life-saving work at their field hospital in Cremona, #Italy. Posted by U.S. Embassy to the Holy See (Vatican) on Monday, April 20, 2020 Faith-based organizations are vital in the fight against COVID-19. Ambassador Gingrich checked in with Samaritan’s Purse to get ...
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UPDATE: The United States is Continuing to Lead the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

FACT SHEET Office of the Spokesperson April 16, 2020 The U.S. Government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health response to the COVID-19 pandemic even while we battle the virus at home.  As part of this comprehensive and generous  response from the American people, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have now ...
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Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response Through Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 8, 2020 Thanks to the unmatched generosity of the American people and the efforts of the U.S. Government, the United States has continued to lead the world’s public health and humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are building on that leadership, with another $225 million in health, humanitarian, and economic assistance ...
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NOTICE for U.S. Citizen Travelers

STEP: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program Subscribe to get up-to-date safety and security information and help us reach you in an emergency abroad. Enroll for alerts at  step.state.gov . In Case of Emergency: Call 1-888-407-4747 (U.S./Canada); +1-202-501-4444 (overseas); or contact the nearest embassy:  go.usa.gov/xduQM. Recommended Web Browsers: Internet Explorer 11 with compatibility view or Google Chrome.
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U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO March 26, 2020 U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic The U.S. government has rapidly mobilized unprecedented resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad.  Today, I am pleased to announce that the United States has made available nearly $274 million in emergency ...
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COVID-19 Information

Updated March 25, 2020 The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Italy due to a recent outbreak of COVID-19 Level 4 – Do Not Travel to: Lombardy and Veneto due to the level of community transmission of the virus and imposition of local quarantine procedures. Country-Specific Information: Italy ...
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Travel Advisory – Coronavirus in Italy

Travel Advisory February 26, 2020 Italy – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Exercise increased caution in Italy due to a recent outbreak of COVID-19 and terrorism. A novel (new) coronavirus disease, recently designated as COVID-19 and also known as the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness. The first cases of ...
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