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The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration provides aid and sustainable solutions for refugees, victims of conflict and stateless people around the world, through repatriation, local integration, and resettlement in the United States. PRM also promotes the United States' population and migration policies. More about PRM»

Date: 02/08/2013 Description: Young Leaders from Atlanta join Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard at a conference on the worldwide refugee conference. - State Dept ImageThe World Refugee Crisis: Conflict, Consequences, Cooperation

Assistant Secretary Richard (Feb. 9): "Alone, the United States cannot meet all of the world’s humanitarian needs. But our investment in these organizations generates contributions from other donors. And together, we are better placed to meet these urgent needs. In this way, we improve the effectiveness of our response." More»

Date: 01/08/2013 Description: A Syrian refugee boy runs to his family tent at Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan.  © AP ImageU.S. Humanitarian Response to the Crisis in Syria

Assistant Secretary Richard (Feb. 6): "It took a lot of coordination for their route to actually open up and be able to get that very large convoy on its way, but they ended up delivering 2,000 tents and 12,000 blankets to Syrians in need." Full Text»

Date: 01/30/2013 Description: Assistant Secretary Richard - State Dept ImageInternational Pledging Conference for Syrian

Assistant Secretary Richard (Jan. 30): "The International Community must be united in addressing the enormity of humanitarian needs. Today is an important opportunity to commit funds for the people of Syria whose lives have been so deeply affected by this crisis." Full Text»

 Statement U.S. Minister Counselor at the UN Population Fund Executive Board Meeting First Regular Session

Minister Counselor Terri Robl (Jan. 29): "Let me underscore the deep commitment of the United States to maternal health and access to reproductive health services worldwide, and our desire for close continuing cooperation with UNFPA’s leadership and staff, along with all stakeholders, on these pressing issues." Full Text»

United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syrian Crisis

Jan. 29: President Obama announced an additional $155 million in humanitarian aid to help meet the acute needs of people inside Syria and refugees across the region. This new funding includes the $10 million announced by the delegation during their visit in Turkey. This brings the United States’ total humanitarian response to the Syria crisis to $365 million to date. More» White House blog» Arabic translation (PDF)»

Syrian Refugees

Assistant Secretary Richard (Jan. 25): "They are not alone, they are supported by the United States and the American funding is coming through international organizations, to reach them, and to help them, and to help their compatriots. We need more countries to step forward and also help that's really the goal of the Kuwait pledging conference." Full Text»


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