Humanitarian Assistance

U.S. Statement to the Pledging Conference of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

I am pleased to express my government’s support for the 2018-2019 Global Appeal of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and am honored to pledge an initial $125 million towards this appeal.

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U.S. Ends Participation in the Global Compact on Migration

The United States supports international cooperation on migration issues, but it is the primary responsibility of sovereign states to help ensure that migration is safe, orderly, and legal.

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Secretary Tillerson: Efforts to Address Burma’s Rakhine State Crisis

After a careful and thorough analysis of available facts, it is clear that the situation in northern Rakhine state constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya.

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance in Response to the Human Rights and Humanitarian Crisis in Burma

We are working to immediately address the human rights and humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, strengthen Burma’s transition to democracy, expand economic opportunity, improve health and resilience of vulnerable populations, further national reconciliation, empower local communities and civil society, and strengthen respect for and protection of human rights and religious freedom.

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Secretary Tillerson Joint Press Availability With Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

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“I am announcing today that the United States will provide an additional $47 million in humanitarian assistance for refugees, bringing the United States response to the Rakhine State crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh to more than $87 million since August of this year, and total humanitarian assistance for displaced people in and from this region to nearly $151 million since October of 2016.”

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Anti-Democratic Actions by Maduro Regime in Venezuela

The United States condemns the Maduro regime’s increasing disrespect for democracy and fundamental human rights in Venezuela.

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Acting Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw and Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert on Recent Visit to Burma and Bangladesh

The U.S. remains committed to addressing the needs of those impacted by the crisis and calls on others, including in the region, to join us in our response.

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Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw Leads a Delegation to Burma and Bangladesh

The delegation will meet with various stakeholders to discuss the U.S. and international responses to the ongoing crisis and to explore durable solutions.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Call with Burma’s Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing

Secretary Tillerson spoke by phone with Burma’s Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on October 26 to express concern about the continuing humanitarian crisis and reported atrocities in Rakhine State.

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

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The U.S. government has provided nearly $40 million in life-saving emergency assistance in direct response to the Rakhine State crisis since August 25. This brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance in FY 2017 to displaced Burmese in Burma and the region to nearly $104 million.

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