State Department

Ocean Acidification Monitoring Public-Private Partnership Launched in Southern Africa

The U.S. Department of State has partnered with the Ocean Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation, Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, and the XPRIZE Foundation to launch a public-private partnership, the “OceAn pH Research Integration and Collaboration in Africa (ApHRICA)” project, to advance ocean acidification monitoring in Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, and South Africa.

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The United States Condemns in the Strongest Terms the Vicious Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the vicious attack today in Kabul that killed dozens of Afghans and wounded many more. We send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those killed and injured, and we offer President Ghani whatever assistance he may require as his government investigates and works to bring the murderers to justice.

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Joint Statement by Foreign and Defense Ministers of the Expanded Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL / Daesh

The Foreign and Defense Ministers of the Counter-ISIL (Da’esh) Coalition Small Group, Military Coalition and members that have made major non-military contributions met today in Washington at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to build momentum and accelerate the multi-front campaign to defeat Da’esh in Iraq and Syria.

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Statement on the Death of Journalist Pavel Sherbet in a Car Bombing in Kyiv

We are shocked and saddened by the killing of Ukrainska Pravda journalist Pavel Sheremet in a car bombing in Kyiv. We join the government of Ukraine in support of a full and impartial investigation that will bring those responsible to justice.

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United States Reassures Support to South Sudan

The United States wants to reassure the people and the government of South Sudan that we are not planning, nor will plan, to target any government or military leaders; nor will we import special military equipment with the goal of destabilizing South Sudan.

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The United States is Deeply Concerned by Bahraini Court Decision to Dissolve the Opposition Al Wefaq Political Society

This ruling is the latest in a series of disconcerting steps in Bahrain, including the Government of Bahrain’s revocation of Sheikh Isa Qassem’s citizenship and the arrest of human rights activist Nabil Rajab.

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

The Syrian conflict remains the largest and most complex humanitarian emergency of our time, with more than two-thirds of Syria’s pre-war population—over 18 million people—in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria.

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TechGirls From the Middle East and North Africa Invest in STEM Futures

The achievements of the TechGirls exchange alumnae contribute to the U.S. global commitment to advance the rights of women and girls around the world, as well as STEM education.

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Secretary Kerry’s Statement on the Importance of Investing in Adolescent Girls this World Population Day

On a day set aside to reflect on population issues pivotal to the health of the planet and our hopes for the future, we welcome this year’s theme, “investing in adolescent girls.

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The U.S. Announces Nearly $23 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Ukraine Crisis

The funding announced today will support the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and other international humanitarian organizations as they provide for the basic survival needs of thousands of vulnerable people. This contribution is available to help supply food, clothing, bedding, access to medical care and supplies, shelter materials, repair of key infrastructure, and more.

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