Investing in the Future: Protecting Refugee Children in the Middle East and North Africa

Children in the region confront horrors and hardships that almost defy belief. They have been blown apart by bombs at elementary schools, sold as sex slaves and forced to fight.

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The Scale, Complexity, and Urgency of Today’s Humanitarian Crises are Unprecedented


Statement by Assistant Secretary Anne Richard at the 2014 UNHCR ExCom Plenary.

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U.S. Pledges $83 million Additional Emergency Assistance for the People of South Sudan

Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard announced nearly $83 million in additional emergency assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda.

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Fact Sheet on the Syrian Crisis: U.S. Assistance and Support for the Transition

To help those affected by the crisis in Syria, the United States has contributed more than $2.9 billion in humanitarian assistance – the most from any single donor.

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Statement by Assistant Secretary Anne Richard at UNHCR ExCom High Level Segment

Assistant Secretary Anne Richard speaking at the UN Headquarters in Geneva

We appreciate this dialogue with African governments on how we can work together, toward a more just, prosperous, and peaceful future.

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Remarks by President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly

President Obama speaks at UN General Assembly

We come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope.

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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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