FACT SHEET: U.S. Government Priorities for the World Humanitarian Summit

The U.S. government is committed to support responsible national governments in reducing their risks of disaster and strengthen their capacity to lead their own response efforts when disasters strike, and will continue to build and support local capacity for disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response.

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Ambassador Hamamoto on the Importance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)


“It’s imperative that the international community considers the long-term consequences of population movements from the outset of a disaster and endeavors to support host communities while protecting vulnerable persons. That’s an important objective of the United States for Istanbul.”

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Secretary Kerry: Remarks with UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura

Secretary Kerry and UN Envoy de Mistura

Remarks With UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura after Their Meeting Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State President Wilson Hotel Geneva, Switzerland May 2, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon, everybody. I’m very appreciative to Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations envoy to Syria, for his tremendous work and his efforts over the last months […]

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United States to Announce $25 Million in Funding for World Bank’s New Financing Initiative

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will announce $25 million in intended U.S. funding for the World Bank’s new financing initiative to support the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region today at World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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United States Provides Additional $29 Million in Humanitarian Assistance for Malian Regional Crisis

This funding will support the work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Program (WFP), and other international organizations in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger to provide essential protection and assistance, such as health, food, water, livelihoods, and education.

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The United States Contributes $421 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of nearly $421 million of humanitarian assistance toward the 2016 global appeal for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This brings the total U.S. Government contribution to UNHCR to nearly $698 million to date in FY 2016.

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Secretary Kerry Announces Humanitarian Assistance to Help Displaced and Conflict-Affected Iraqis

Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States is providing nearly $155 million in additional humanitarian assistance to displaced and conflict-affected Iraqis within Iraq and throughout the region who are in urgent need of support. This new funding brings total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Iraq humanitarian response to more than $778 million since the start of Fiscal Year 2014.

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The United States Announces Additional Pledges in Support of Syrian Refugees


The United States joins UNHCR in calling for new ways nations, civil society, the private sector, and individuals can together address the global refugee challenge. The United States encourages other countries to consider expanding resettlement and other forms of admissions for all refugee populations, ensuring that more of those in need have the opportunity to start their lives anew in safety and with dignity.

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Statement by Deputy Secretary Higginbottom at UNHCR Conference on Syrian Refugee Resettlement

U.S. Statement at UNHCR Conference on Syrian Refugees

U.S. government commits an additional $10 million for the UNHCR appeal for resettlement activities.

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The United States Provides an Additional $20 Million in Response to Europe Refugee and Migration Crisis

The U.S. announces $20 million to support efforts by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent (IFRC) to respond to increased protection, shelter, and other lifesaving assistance throughout Europe, including in Greece, Western Turkey, and the Balkans.

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