Secretary of State
In addition to resettling some of the most vulnerable refugees, we have always focused on providing humanitarian assistance and protection to refugees in the places to which they have fled, so they can return home when the conflict ends. That is why we have been working so hard with the International Syria Support Group and the United Nations to find an end to this conflict through diplomacy; and that is why we have made such a large commitment to humanitarian assistance in Syria and the region—nearly $5.6 billion so far—helping the millions of Syrian refugees and IDPs in the region.
We recognize that more needs to be done to help those who are besieged inside Syria; more has to be done to assist refugees; more has to be done to support Syria’s neighbors, Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey; and more has to be done to resolve this brutal conflict that has cost far too many lives and forced far too many people from their homes. On September 20, President Obama will host the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees– a high-level event on the margins of the UN General Assembly to increase humanitarian assistance and create more long-term, durable opportunities for refugees – not just for the millions of Syrian refugees, but for those fleeing intense strife and persecution in all places. For more information on the United States humanitarian commitment to assisting Syrian refugees, please visitwww.state.gov/refugeeresponse, and www.aidrefugees.gov. For statistical and other information on the United States Refugee Admissions Program, visit www.wrapsnet.org. For all other inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.