Humanitarian Assistance

President’s FY 2017 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of State and USAID

The President’s Budget request for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) directly supports the National Security Strategy by helping to build and sustain a more secure, prosperous, and democratic world.

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Secretary Kerry: Remarks at the Syria Donors Conference

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Today the United States is announcing our latest contribution, which is over $925 million.

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Fact Sheet: New U.S. Assistance to Respond to Syria Crisis

Secretary Kerry announced today that the United States is providing nearly $601 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for those affected by the war in Syria.

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Secretary Kerry: Supporting a Peaceful Resolution to the Syrian Crisis

The world needs to push in one direction — toward stopping the oppression and suffering of the Syrian people and ending, not prolonging, this conflict.

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Ambassador Hamamoto Addresses MiCiC Civil Society Consultation

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When governments and civil society organizations come together in the interest of humanity, our protection power is immense. Together, we can work to ensure that no migrant is left to fend for him or herself in the face of crises.

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Fact Sheet: Strengthening the International Response to the Global Refugee Crisis

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced today in Davos, Switzerland, that the United States is seeking significant new international commitments to strengthen the international response to the global refugee crisis.

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U.S. Statement on Humanitarian Access in Syria

“The reports of starvation coming out of Madaya and other besieged regions of Syria are horrific. The aid delivered today, while necessary, is nowhere near enough. And the UN now reports that more than 400 people in Madaya are on the brink of death and in need of immediate medical evacuation.”

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Secretary of State Kerry: Remarks at Daily Briefing, January 7, 2016

Secretary of State Kerry Discusses Climate Change Agreement, Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, Countering Violent Extremism and other key issues.

Secretary of State Kerry Discusses Climate Change Agreement, Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, Countering Violent Extremism and other key issues.

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Fact Sheet: President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

In implementing this ambitious agenda, the Obama Administration has focused on four priority areas: rule of law, victim services, procurement and supply chains, and public awareness and outreach.

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Secretary Kerry: Combatting Trafficking in Persons is an all-Government Effort

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I believe this is a fight that we can win, but most importantly, this is a fight we have to win. You can’t have 20 million people in modern times literally enslaved.

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