Humanitarian Assistance

The U.S. Commemorates the International Day of UN Peacekeepers 

Today the United States joins the world in honoring the courageous men and women serving in United Nations peacekeeping missions. For nearly 70 years, UN peacekeepers have come to the aid of countries torn by conflict, charged with helping create conditions for lasting peace.

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FACT SHEET: U.S. Government Priorities for the World Humanitarian Summit

The U.S. government is committed to support responsible national governments in reducing their risks of disaster and strengthen their capacity to lead their own response efforts when disasters strike, and will continue to build and support local capacity for disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response.

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Ambassador Hamamoto on the Importance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)


“It’s imperative that the international community considers the long-term consequences of population movements from the outset of a disaster and endeavors to support host communities while protecting vulnerable persons. That’s an important objective of the United States for Istanbul.”

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Remarks by Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto at the CARE 70th Anniversary Exhibit


Happy 70th anniversary, CARE! May you continue to bring hope and make things better for many, many years to come.

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Secretary Kerry: Remarks with UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura

Secretary Kerry and UN Envoy de Mistura

Remarks With UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura after Their Meeting Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State President Wilson Hotel Geneva, Switzerland May 2, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon, everybody. I’m very appreciative to Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations envoy to Syria, for his tremendous work and his efforts over the last months […]

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Secretary Kerry Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir Before Their Meeting


Secretary Kerry: There were a lot of conversations taking place yesterday, the day before, today, and we’re getting closer to a place of understanding. But we have some work to do, and that’s why we’re here.

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Secretary Kerry: Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh Before Their Meeting

I think we both want to emphasize the seriousness of the situation with respect to the cessation of hostilities. And we are talking directly with the Russians even now.

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Secretary Kerry’s Calls With UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and General Coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee Riyad Hijab

The Secretary expressed his deep concern about the deteriorating situation in Aleppo, where the Assad regime continues to escalate the conflict by predominantly targeting innocent civilians and parties to the cessation of hostilities — not Nusra, as the regime falsely claims. Such attacks are direct violations of the cessation and must stop immediately.

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United States to Announce $25 Million in Funding for World Bank’s New Financing Initiative

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will announce $25 million in intended U.S. funding for the World Bank’s new financing initiative to support the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region today at World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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United States Provides Additional $29 Million in Humanitarian Assistance for Malian Regional Crisis

This funding will support the work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Program (WFP), and other international organizations in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger to provide essential protection and assistance, such as health, food, water, livelihoods, and education.

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