Refugees

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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State Department Contributes an Initial $124.5 Million to the International Committee of the Red Cross

The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of $124.5 million toward the 2014 Emergency Appeal of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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UNSC Resolution to Open Humanitarian Access in Syria Should be Implemented Immediately

Ambassador Power: Let us be clear. This is the most catastrophic humanitarian crisis any of us have seen in a generation.

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Syrian Crisis Is Humanitarian, Regional, Economic, U.S. Says

Building fronts blasted away, rubble-filled street (AP Images)

The U.S. is delivering assistance to relieve the Syrian humanitarian crisis with “every means available,” according to a State Department official who outlined U.S. objectives to address the regional dilemma.

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Statement by Secretary Kerry on the U.N. Security Council Resolution on Syria

This could be a hinge-point in the tortured three years of a Syria crisis bereft of hope.

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