Humanitarian Assistance

Fact Sheet: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

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The United States today announced more than $697 million in additional humanitarian assistance.

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Briefing on U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Crisis in Rakhine State

Special Briefing by Acting Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw, in New York City, on September 20, 2017.

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Secretary’s Remarks at a Press Availability in New York City

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“I want to begin, first, by extending our condolences to all those who have suffered, continue to suffer, from the devastation from the natural disasters that we are witnessing around the Western Hemisphere…”

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Press Releases: Violence and Death of Burundi Nationals in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Press Releases: Violence and Death of Burundi Nationals in the Democratic Republic of Congo 09/20/2017 11:20 AM EDT Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 20, 2017 The U.S. government is dismayed by the violence and death of more than 30 Burundian nationals and a Congolese soldier in Kamanyola, in the Eastern Democratic […]

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U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Crisis in Rakhine State, Burma

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The United States is providing an additional nearly $32 million in humanitarian assistance to address the urgent needs of Rohingya fleeing violence from Rakhine State, Burma to Bangladesh, as well as internally displaced persons in Rakhine State, and host communities in Bangladesh.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Call With Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

The Secretary welcomed the Burmese government’s commitment to end the violence in Rakhine State and to allow those displaced by the violence to return home.

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Statement by the White House Press Secretary on the Violence in Burma

The United States is deeply troubled by the ongoing crisis in northern Rakhine State in Burma, where at least 300,000 people have fled their homes in the wake of attacks on Burmese security posts on August 25. We reiterate our condemnation of those attacks and ensuing violence.

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Bangladesh Hosting of Rohingya

We are very concerned by the United Nations announcement on September 8 that an estimated 270,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since August 25 following allegations of serious human rights abuses in Burma’s Rakhine State, including violent attacks and mass burnings of villages.

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Statement on the Murders of Syrian Civil Defense Workers in Idlib

These cowardly acts of masked men took the lives of civilian volunteers who work tirelessly as first responders in order to save lives in incredibly dangerous environments.

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Senate confirmation of Mark Andrew Green as Administrator for USAID

As a Member of Congress, a U.S. Ambassador, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and as President of the International Republican Institution, Mark has shown his commitment to development programs that produce tangible results.

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