Refugees

Deeply Concerned by Failure of South Sudan Peace Talks to Meet Region’s Deadline

Secretary Kerry: “This is an outrage and an insult to the people of South Sudan. Their leaders are letting them down again and again.”

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ISIL’s Campaign of Terror in Iraq Bears all the Hallmarks of Genocide

Statement by Secretary of State Kerry on Iraq

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ISIL Attacks in Ninewa Province

The ISIL assault over the past 48 hours on territories along the border of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and focusing on towns and villages populated by vulnerable minorities, demonstrates once again that this terrorist organization is a dire threat to all Iraqis, the entire region, and the international community.

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The United States Contributes $378 Million in Additional Funding to Syria

Secretary Kerry: Nearly 11 million Syrians today are struggling to survive one of the worst humanitarian crises in living memory.

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Statement by Ambassador Power on the Striking of an UNRWA School in the Gaza Strip

As we have said before, UN facilities must be respected and protected, and we call on all parties to act consistently with this principle.

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Situation in Gaza and Israel: Secretary Kerry Remarks with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

U.S. Announces $47 million in humanitairan assistance for Gaza

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U.S. Policy and Response to Recent Refugee Crises in Africa

Increasing resettlement of African refugees is a major priority for the Obama Administration. Last fiscal year we resettled nearly 16,000 Africans to the U.S., and this year we are looking to resettle at least 15,000.

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U.S. to provide nearly $83 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the people of South Sudan

With this new funding, the United States humanitarian assistance is nearly $411 million dollars for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 to aid victims of the conflict in South Sudan, including internally displaced persons and refugees in South Sudan, as well as those South Sudanese who have fled to neighboring countries.

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Support for Yemen

Since the beginning of Yemen’s transition in November 2011, U.S. assistance to Yemen has totaled well over $630 million.

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State Department Contributes an Initial $226 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for 2014

The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of $226 million toward the 2014 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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