11:43 GMT +312 November 2019
Listen Live
    Migrants and refugees walk to cross Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, in northern Greece on October 14, 2015

    US Gives $421Mln in Aid for UN Commission Helping Global Refugees

    © AFP 2019 / STRINGER
    Get short URL
    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)

    The United States is providing $420 million in humanitarian aid to the United Nations refugee commission this year, US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said in a statement on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier this year, the State Department announced $191 million contribution to UNHCR for their Syria operations.

    “The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of nearly $421 million of humanitarian assistance toward the 2016 global appeal for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),” Kirby said.

    The grant brought the total US contribution to UNHCR to nearly $698 million to date in fiscal year 2016, he added.

    The UNHCR is working to protect refugees around the world by providing water, shelter, food, healthcare, and education to millions of refugees in such nations as Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Colombia, South Sudan, and Kenya, Kirby said.

    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)


    High Hopes: Syria Truce May Ease Political Process, Refugees' Return
    Hamburg to Exchange Refugee Camp's Furniture Worth €500,000
    EU Approves $115-Mln Emergency Funds to Aid Refugees, Counter Terrorism
    US Foreign Assistance Cuts to Make Refugee Assistance 'Nearly Impossible'
    OECD Donor Countries’ Internal Refugee Spendings Almost Doubled in 2015
    German Gov't Fears Thousands of Lost Refugee Kids Could End Up With Daesh
    Uprising? Syrian Arrested in Germany After Setting Refugee Camp on Fire
    Young Boy’s Text Message Saves 15 Refugees Suffocating in Truck
    Greek President Condemns Use of Tear Gas on Refugees at Macedonian Border
    German Ministry Confirms Almost 6,000 Refugee Minors Went Missing in 2015
    refugees, aid, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik