Humanitarian Assistance

USAID Counselor Thomas H. Staal Travels to Pledging Event for Yemen

U.S. Agency for International Development Counselor Thomas H. Staal will travel to Geneva, Switzerland April 24-26.

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Cabinet Exit Memo by Ambassador Samantha Power

In re-engaging the United Nations, we have not compromised our national interests, but advanced them; we have not overlooked the dysfunctions of the UN system, but sought to tackle them; and we have not muted our values, but defended them vigorously and credibly.

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December 18 Communiqué on Yemen

The Foreign Ministers of the United States, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates met today along with the UN Special Envoy and the Omani Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs.

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Statement by Secretary Kerry: International Migrants Day

We are proud to live in a nation that has offered unparalleled freedom and opportunity to migrants, and reaffirm our commitment to assisting those who are most in need of protection and aid.

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Secretary Kerry: Remarks on Syria and the Situation in Aleppo

There is absolutely no justification whatsoever for the indiscriminate and savage brutality against civilians shown by the regime and by its Russian and Iranian allies over the past few weeks, or indeed for the past five years.

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

The United States welcomed the continued successful operation of the Gali and Ergneti Incident Prevention Response Mechanisms (IPRMs), as an independent contribution to peace and stability. The United States also congratulated the EU Monitoring Mission for its efforts to facilitate medical crossings and maintain the incident hotline, work that has helped to reduce tensions along the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) and maintain relatively calm conditions on the ground.

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U.S. Pledges $125 Million to UNHCR 2017 Global Appeal Update

UNHCR Global Appeal

Ambassador Hamamoto: I am pleased to express my government’s strong support for the 2017 Global Appeal update of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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U.S. Statement at the Forum on Minority Issues: Minorities in Situations of Humanitarian Crises

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The United States supports the position of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues and wants to thank the current mandate holder for her tireless efforts.

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United States Abstains for 1st Time on UNGA Resolution on Cuba Embargo

Ambassador Samantha Power: “Instead of isolating Cuba, as President Obama has repeatedly said, our policy isolated the United States… After 50-plus years of pursuing the path of isolation, we have chosen to take the path of engagement.”

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Combating Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Department of State’s Leadership During the Obama Administration

This fact sheet offers a snapshot of the State Department’s accomplishments in tackling the crime of modern slavery during the Obama Administration.

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