Helping the Syrian People in Difficult Circumstances

Posted by Robert S. Ford
January 22, 2013
Syrian Refugees Look Out of a Vehicle's Window

I am pleased to announce that I'll be visiting the region this week with colleagues from the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. We'll visit Turkey and Jordan to see the conditions of Syrian refugees.

At the same time, we'll sit with governments, international organizations and NGOs working to help the Syrian refugees.

I also hope to have the opportunity to meet with many Syrians and hear directly from them about their circumstances.

Last week, when I was in Jordan, I was watching television and I saw a report on Al Arabiya about a Syrian father and his daughter, a young child, who died from the bitter cold -- a very tragic story that affected me deeply. I shared this story when I returned to Washington, and I think first and foremost, the American people's hearts are with the Syrians.

And at the same time, we Americans are determined to continue doing everything we can to help the Syrian people in these difficult circumstances.

I hope the Syrian people understand that we are all aware how harsh the situation is and that we will undertake further measures with our partners in the international community to help the Syrian people.

The American people stand with the Syrian people, and I look forward to our visit.

Editor's Note: This entry appeared first on the U.S. Embassy Syria Facebook page.



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January 22, 2013

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January 23, 2013

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January 24, 2013

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Ashim C.
January 23, 2013

Ashim C. in India writes:

As an Indian, it is easy for one to understand the pain of Syrian refugees because one has seen the plight of more than 10 million Bangadeshi refugees, who had flee from East Pakistan and take refuge in India to avoid genocide by Pak Army in 1971 and also the anguish of Tibetan refugees, whom communist China uprooted from their home and hearth. It is, however, good to see international community helping Syrian refugees.


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