To date, the United States is at the forefront of the humanitarian response to the conflict in Syria, providing more than $1.3 billion dollars in assistance — with more to come at the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Humanitarian assistance provided by the United States is having a positive impact on millions of lives, inside and outside Syria, where the crisis is the worst we have seen in a generation and only getting worse. The Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne Richard has recently returned from a trip to Erbil, Iraq, where she visited with Syrian refugees, local government officials, and international organizations and non-governmental organizations who are doing direct outreach with refugees on the ground.
This video captures some of the images, messages, and reflections from her travel.
About the Author: Christine Getzler-Vaughan serves as a Program Officer in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
- Cross posted from DipNote, the official blog of the U.S. Department of State