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U.S. Continues To Respond To Syrian Crisis

Noting “[t]he two-year anniversary of the Syria uprising coincides with another dark milestone: over one million refugees have fled Syria,” Anne Richard, assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration, writes in the State Department’s “DipNote” blog, “This escalating crisis … is challenging all of us to do more. We must ensure more life-saving assistance reaches people who need it.” She notes the U.S. “is the leading government donor to the crisis, having already provided nearly $385 million in humanitarian assistance,” and highlights her participation on Tuesday “in a Google+ Hangout about the Syrian crisis with Antonio Guterres, the high commissioner for the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR).” Richard concludes, “I will continue to use every avenue possible — including via social media platforms — to get the word out on the need to respond and the role the United States is playing” (3/19).

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