Humanitarian Assistance

Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India, and Switzerland

In Geneva, the Secretary will meet with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, International Organization for Migration, and the International Committee of the Red Cross to discuss a number of the current global humanitarian crises.

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Population, Refugees, and Migration: 2017 Global Funding and Projects

The State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) aims to be a catalyst to draw attention to the issue of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in conflict-affected settings globally in order to improve dialogue, evidence, response, innovation, coordination, and leadership through funding and policy development.

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U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia

Press Statement by the U.S. Delegation on the 41st Round of Geneva International Discussions.

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Remarks by Simon Henshaw at UNHCR ExCom Reception

On the occasion of the annual Executive Committee session of the U.N. High Commisisoner for Refugees, the United States hosted a reception for delegates, UNHCR officials, and other international organization and NGO partners. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi; Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw; and U.S. Mission Chargé d'Affaires Theodore Allegra spoke on the importance of collective international action to address the world's worst humanitarian crises, and to reaffirm support for the essential role played by UNHCR.

At UNGA two weeks ago, President Trump expressed appreciation for the United Nations agencies that are providing vital humanitarian assistance. Further, Secretary Tillerson, Administrator Green, Ambassador Haley, and I reaffirmed U.S. commitment – and the international community’s commitment – to seek solutions that end crises and bring peace, prosperity, and stability.

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Remarks by Theodore Allegra at UNHCR ExCom Reception

On the occasion of the annual Executive Committee session of the U.N. High Commisisoner for Refugees, the United States hosted a reception for delegates, UNHCR officials, and other international organization and NGO partners.  High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi; Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw; and U.S. Mission Chargé d'Affaires Theodore Allegra spoke on the importance of collective international action to address the world's worst humanitarian crises, and to reaffirm support for the essential role played by UNHCR.

The United States remains deeply committed to UNHCR’s work, as we remain deeply committed to continuing our leadership role in the humanitarian system through funding, and through diplomacy on the global stage.

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

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The United States today announced more than $697 million in additional humanitarian assistance.

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Briefing on U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Crisis in Rakhine State

Special Briefing by Acting Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw, in New York City, on September 20, 2017.

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Secretary’s Remarks at a Press Availability in New York City

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“I want to begin, first, by extending our condolences to all those who have suffered, continue to suffer, from the devastation from the natural disasters that we are witnessing around the Western Hemisphere…”

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Press Releases: Violence and Death of Burundi Nationals in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Press Releases: Violence and Death of Burundi Nationals in the Democratic Republic of Congo 09/20/2017 11:20 AM EDT Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 20, 2017 The U.S. government is dismayed by the violence and death of more than 30 Burundian nationals and a Congolese soldier in Kamanyola, in the Eastern Democratic […]

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U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Crisis in Rakhine State, Burma

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The United States is providing an additional nearly $32 million in humanitarian assistance to address the urgent needs of Rohingya fleeing violence from Rakhine State, Burma to Bangladesh, as well as internally displaced persons in Rakhine State, and host communities in Bangladesh.

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