Reaching Out to Syrian Refugees in Iraq

January 14, 2014

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.

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