web analytics
August 27, 2014 / 1 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



Fact Sheet: US Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis in 2012

The United States stands resolutely with the Syrian people facing dire humanitarian conditions every day as a result of the brutal, ongoing violence that has engulfed the country and spread beyond its borders.

In 2012, U.S. contributions of humanitarian assistance for Syria totaled $210 million. Life-saving food, medical treatment, blankets, and essential winter supplies reached millions of vulnerable people in all 14 governorates inside Syria, as well as refugees outside the country. In Aleppo alone, U.S.-funded humanitarian assistance helped more than 250,000 people in need. Life-saving aid is intentionally not labeled, as not to endanger its recipients or the humanitarian workers bravely working to deliver it.

As the Asad regime continues its bloody repression of the Syrian people, Syrians need our help more than ever. Approximately 60,000 people have died, according to recent UN estimates. Four million people inside the country need medical assistance, food, shelter, winter supplies or other aide to help them survive.

INSIDE SYRIA

Medical Assistance:

U.S. humanitarian funding is saving lives in some of the hardest-hit locations like Damascus, Dar’a, and Homs, including:

  • Treating 410,000 patients in Syria.
  • Performing over 25,800 surgeries in field hospitals.
  • Training more than 650 medical personnel to provide life-saving emergency aid.
  • Supporting the delivery of essential medical supplies to treat tens of thousands of sick or wounded Syrians in 2012 through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
  • Preventing water-borne disease through ICRC’s provision of water treatment chemicals to ensure access to safe drinking water for approximately 10 million Syrians.
  • Immunizing one million Syrian children against preventable diseases like measles and polio.

Food Aid and Household Items:

The U.S. government is working with a range of partners to provide needed household items and help feed Syrians in all 14 governorates of Syria, including in hard-to-reach and conflict-affected areas, through the delivery of:

  • Food to 1.5 million people monthly as well as critical nutritional supplements to 225,000 highly-vulnerable children through the World Food Program (WFP).
  • Food to more than 1.5 million people and basic necessities and kitchen supplies to over 500,000 people provided through the ICRC in 2012.
  • Household items to nearly 350,000 in Damascus and the surrounding area, Aleppo, Hassakeh, Homs, Hama, Dar’a, Idlib, and Qunaitera through the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
  • Food assistance to 21,600 Palestinian refugee families in Syria and cash assistance to an additional 54,000 families, who face the same displacement and violence affecting Syrian families, through the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Shelter and Winter Supplies:

U.S.-funded supplies provide protection and shelter from cold and rain, including:

  • Providing shelter to thousands of displaced Syrians and Palestinians in UNRWA schools and other buildings.
  • Delivery of winter clothing, mattresses, bedding, and supplies to an estimated 515,000 people inside Syria in some of the hardest-hit locations like Aleppo, Dayr az Zawr, and Homs.
  • Provision of 75,000 winter clothing kits and 320,000 blankets to children in Syria through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

IN THE REGION

Over the course of 2012, Syrian refugee numbers increased nearly thirty-fold, from some 20,000 to 600,000. The majority have fled to Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, and Egypt. We commend the generosity of all countries helping those displaced by this crisis.

Refugee Assistance:

U.S. assistance through international and non-governmental humanitarian organizations includes:

  • UNHCR and WFP support to 240,000 Syrians living in camps in Jordan, Turkey, and Iraq.
  • Emergency medical care and rent support for an estimated 260,000 Syrians living in host communities in Jordan and Lebanon.
  • Programs to address psychological trauma and measures to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.
  • Cash assistance in Jordan to nearly 24,000 refugees not living in camps and implementation of 58 community impact projects across the country to address critical needs in host communities.
  • Food vouchers for nearly 200,000 Syrians living in local communities to buy products at markets and stores through WFP. In 2013, the voucher program will be extended to Egypt.
  • Dry rations, food parcels, hot meals and welcome meals for nearly 50,000 refugees. In Jordan, more than seven metric tons of bread is distributed in Za’atri camp daily.
  • Safe water for approximately 72,000 refugees daily in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq provided through UNICEF.
  • Psychosocial support for approximately 18,800 children, informal or remedial education programs for more than 30,000 students, and formal schooling for 4,200 Syrian children at Za’atri camp in Jordan.
  • Warm clothes, good quality blankets, and sleeping mats for children provided through UNICEF.
  • Primary health care consultations and services to over 5,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

For more detailed information on the U.S. government’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, please visit: http://www.usaid.gov/crisis/syria.

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “Fact Sheet: US Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis in 2012”

  1. AND THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE IN THE USA AND ISRAEL WHO GO TO BED HUNGRY. WHAT ABOUT THEM?

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
The three salesmen -Netanyahu, Ya'alon and Gantz
Netanyahu Tries to Sell Bill of Goods that Israel Won Goals in the War
Latest News Stories
Dell Smitherman at The Jewish Press.

Smitherman has witnessed firsthand both how damaging income inequality has been to the poor and how it negatively impacts families and communities.

Nick Di Iorio at The Jewish Press last week.

“It was embarrassing to be asked, Why is Egypt right now a better ally than America? Why is Israel doing more than the U.S. to protect Israel?”

The three salesmen -Netanyahu, Ya'alon and Gantz

Has Netanyahu ever heard of Lincoln’s phrase, “You cannot fool all of the people all of the time?”

Strike on Golan Yekev

This shot may have come from a Syrian tank…

Hamas recently indicated to international press that it would continue building up its underground network while restocking arsenal, rockets and other weaponry

Iran vowed on Monday to “accelerate” its rearming of PA Arabs in Judea and Samaria, one day after it claimed that it shot down an Israeli spy drone over its airspace.

The case of missing U.S. yeshiva student Aaron Sofer, studying in Israel, remains unsolved after six days.

“We are strong chassidic women and we take the name, we embrace it, and we own it.”

After a month, should the quiet hold, Israel and Hamas will restart indirect negotiations in Cairo on easing Israel’s blockade of the coastal strip and disarming the enclave.

Israel’s political landscape awoke Wednesday to the latest ceasefire with a sharp round of criticism for Prime Minister Netanyahu, and jostling for position amongst senior politicians who have begun to smell the aroma of early elections, possibly in the first half of 2015.

Palestinian terrorists threw stones at Jewish-owned cars in the Wadi Joz section of Jerusalem Wednesday. Three children were injured and treated on the spot. A 22-year-old man was arrested, and police told Israel Radio the man has confessed to other incidents as well. In Shuafat, in northern Jerusalem, Palestinians threw rocks at the Jerusalem light […]

Nearly 90 percent of Gaza residents support attacks on Israel, say rockets help ‘deterrence’

Chaim Yellin: We don’t want government support. We need quiet in the morning.

Mortar fire crossed the border into northern Israel from Syria near Quneitra. Two cars were damaged. Accidental shelling?

NYC lawmaker Laurie Cumbo presses Miami-Dade officials to find Rabbi Joseph Raksin’s murderer.

Former US Middle East envoy Martin Indyk warns Israel’s self-defense in Gaza has increased tensions with Washington – again.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs
Strike on Golan Yekev

This shot may have come from a Syrian tank…

Palestinian terrorists threw stones at Jewish-owned cars in the Wadi Joz section of Jerusalem Wednesday. Three children were injured and treated on the spot. A 22-year-old man was arrested, and police told Israel Radio the man has confessed to other incidents as well. In Shuafat, in northern Jerusalem, Palestinians threw rocks at the Jerusalem light […]

A baby was hurt when Palestinian terrorists stoned the car she was driving in near the Samaria community of Yitzhar this morning. According to reports on the Hebrew-language 0404 website, the driver of the vehicle escaped the scene of the attack and reached a nearby IDF base safely. There, the baby was treated for her […]

Released for Publication: The IDF has released the names of the 2 killed by Hamas mortars yesterday…

One of the seriously wounded people from the Hamas rocket attack on the Eshkol region has died…

Hamas and other Gazan terrorists fired 4,594 rockets and mortars at Israel…

The IDF has activated all the counter-terrorist teams in the town.

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/fact-sheet-us-response-to-the-syria-humanitarian-crisis-in-2012/2013/01/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: