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The Continuing Humanitarian Crisis in Syria


Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
August 3, 2012

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Given the attention that the U.S. government continues to place on ending the escalating violence which has uprooted hundreds of thousands of Syrians, we take the opportunity to update you regarding our humanitarian response. The humanitarian needs continue to grow: the number of Syrians displaced to neighboring countries now exceeds 130,000, with nearly 1.5 million in need inside Syria, including UN-estimated one million internally displaced persons.

Yesterday, the White House announced an additional $12 million in humanitarian assistance, bringing the total amount of U.S. emergency aid to more than $76 million. Attached please find the White House statement, as well as a factsheet which outlines in more detail efforts being made to assist those affected by the violence both inside Syria and in the neighboring countries.

We applaud the generosity of Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and others who are hosting and providing assistance, with the support of international humanitarian and non-governmental organizations. This is a crisis on a humanitarian scale that is of the highest priority within the U.S. government, and for which we will continue to provide support.

Kind Regards,
Kelly T. Clements
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration

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