Information Brief: USAID’s Ukraine Staffing

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On February 28, the State Department officially suspended Embassy Kyiv operations, and remaining USAID personnel departed the city. Staff worked remotely from across Ukraine and other countries, and USAID did not have a staffing presence again in Kyiv until May 2022, when the embassy began its phased reopening. As of April 2023, USAID’s staffing in Ukraine was at 58 percent of pre-invasion levels, while its development and humanitarian assistance programming in the country increased by more than 224 percent. This information brief compares USAID’s Ukraine pre- and post-invasion staffing footprint with programming and funding.