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26 Jul 2016 description

The United States is contributing US$ 25 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in response to the Agency’s 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal. These funds will support UNRWA’s emergency operations in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. The announcement was made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a ceremony in Washington D.C., on 12 July, as part of the country’s humanitarian response to the Syria crisis.

30 Mar 2016 description
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High Commissioner closing remarks
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Near verbatim transcript of press stakeout by S-G Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

An international meeting in Geneva on the plight of Syrian refugees concluded today with new offers of resettlement places and other forms of humanitarian admission places by States, but also highlighting the challenges over the next three years in narrowing the gap between the number of places countries are willing to offer for Syrian refugees and the number UNHCR believes is urgently required.

19 Feb 2016 description

The United States is contributing US$ 47.7 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in response to the Agency’s 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal.

26 Nov 2014 description

AMMAN– The United States government has confirmed a contribution of an additional US$125 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help feed millions of Syrians in need. Confirmation of the funding has arrived at the start of winter, when the need for food and other assistance becomes more urgent than ever.

29 Oct 2014 description

Berlin, Germany– The United States has pledged $10 million to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) project supporting Syrian refugees who have fled to host communities in neighboring countries. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard announced the pledge at the “Conference on Syrian Refugee Situation – supporting stability in the region” hosted today in Berlin, Germany.

31 Jul 2014 description

WASHINGTON – The United States government is providing an additional US$185 million to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to help feed the hungry in the fourth year of Syria’s protracted humanitarian crisis.

Of that amount, US$122 million will help Syrian refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, and US$63 million will assist vulnerable people within Syria. This critical cash contribution will be used for food, cash-and-voucher and other programmes. The funds come from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

03 Oct 2013 description

UNHCR has been working closely with states to provide resettlement or humanitarian admission as part of the broader protection response to refugees who have fled from Syria to neighbouring countries. These interventions are critical for refugees who are in urgent need of protection.

They are above all an expression of solidarity with countries in the region currently hosting more than two million Syrian refugees.

24 Sep 2013 description

A ship carrying wheat from the United States of America -- enough to help feed more than 3.5 million Syrians for one month -- has just delivered its cargo to the port of Beirut. The shipment is part of WFP’s massive emergency food assistance operation for Syrians forced to flee the conflict in their country. It’s the second ship to bring US wheat for WFP’s work in Syria in less than six months.

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