Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 13:05
The United States today is providing an additional $12.8 million to international organization partners working to meet the needs of internally displaced persons and conflict victims in Iraq. This new assistance will provide immediate relief by supplying food, shelter, and medicine for Iraq’s rapidly growing population of displaced people.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 12:23
After all, if the world continues to rely on outdated definitions and treaties to deal with Africa's migrants, stories of rickety boats carrying vulnerable people sinking in search of safer shores will not stop any time soon.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 13:08
Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday announced $290 million in humanitarian assistance to those affected by Syria's civil war, bringing the total U.S. commitment to more than $2 billion. This statement comes after Kerry said a week ago the Obama administration plans to increase assistance to the Syrian opposition.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:03
U.S. Secretary of State announces new military aid to the Lebanese government and humanitarian aid to cope with the Syrian refugee crisis in a surprise visit to Lebanon.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:08
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in Beirut Lebanon, talks about supporting Lebanon's security, sovereignty and the Lebanese people and the civil war in Syria including an additional $290 million in humanitarian assistance
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 08:31
US Secretary of State John Kerry is on an unannounced trip to Lebanon to bring Obama administration support to the country’s government as it confronts severe difficulties, with an influx of refugees from next door in Syria and a political stalemate at home.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 07:09
Two months ago, after explosions killed at least six people in Nairobi’s Eastleigh suburb, Kenyan police launched Operation Usalama Watch, arrested hundreds – some say thousands – in the ethnically Somali neighborhood, and crammed them into Kasarani Stadium outside the capital city, where many continue to live today.
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 07:21
United Nations officials say the camp, a remote, dusty expanse covering about six square miles, could grow even bigger than Jordan’s Zaatari camp, which shelters more than 100,000 Syrians and is the world’s second largest.
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 11:18

This post examines providing training and support to elements of the Syrian opposition, President Obama's recent foreign policy speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the deteriorating security situation in Libya and several other top security stories from the region.



Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 13:03
"My bureau can provide humanitarian assistance in Africa and around the world because of the generous support we receive from Congress, on behalf of the American people.