web analytics
October 24, 2014 / 30 Tishri, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



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
Miniature Torah at the women's section of the Western Wall Friday morning.
Women of the Wall Smuggle Tiny Torah Scroll to Western Wall
Latest News Stories
Bus on mountain road in Nepal near the area of a fatal crash Friday morning.

More hopes and prayers one week after a deadly blizzard and avalanche.

Miniature Torah at the women's section of the Western Wall Friday morning.

They had to use a magnifying glass to read the letters.

Dr. Craig Spencer and his girlfriend, Morgan Dixon.

Officials preach calm but are frantically trying tracing every step the doctor took in the city.

The car that crashed into a Jerusalem train station, killing an infant and injuring eight, in what is being probed as a terrorist attack.

“God is trying to wake us up,” said the grandfather.

Former Presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney and former Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Joe Lieberman will address the inaugural Israeli American Council (IAC) National Conference in Washington next month. The IAC’s stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel.” The number […]

Dozens of Arab rioters attacked Jewish owned buildings in Jerusalem’s Old City.

J Street U blames Jews buying homes in Jerusalem for triggering Hamas terrorist’s murderous rampage.

Boko Haram kidnapped an additional 20 Nigerian girls.

A healthcare worker has returned to the US from West Africa suffering with symptoms resulting in testing for the Ebola virus at NYC’s Bellevue Hospital.

Despite PM Netanyahu’s vow to “assert sovereignty” over all parts of Jerusalem, Arabs continue to carry out potentially lethal rock attacks.

Israel’s prime minister and the mayor of Jerusalem met today with security brass over the terror attack that wounded 8 and killed a 3-month-old baby.

For the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Boeing Aerospace and Defense has made a sale to Iran.

Syria’s once-lucrative oil wells dissolve under U.S.-led coalition air strikes targeting the ISIS terror organization.

In Lebanon, a man in his 20s suspected of being ill with the Ebola virus has been placed in quarantine at a Beirut hospital.

Israelis of all ages watched in fascination as the Hawaiian-born Japanese-Samoan former sumo star, Konishiki Yasokichi shared his moves during a special workshop for children in Jerusalem.

The Legal Forum for Israel calls on Transportation Minister Katz to amend the law and revoke drivers’ licenses of convicted terrorists.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs

Former Presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney and former Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Joe Lieberman will address the inaugural Israeli American Council (IAC) National Conference in Washington next month. The IAC’s stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel.” The number […]

The funeral for Chaye Zisel Braun began at midnight Wednesday night.

Al-Shaloudi was the nephew of the former Hamas chief and bombmaker Mohiyedine Sharif.

Police tried to reach the home of the driver in Wednesday’s attack.

Hundreds of Jewish leaders from around the world who are part of the Jewish Agency for Israel Board of Governor will convene in Ashkelon, one of Hamas favorite targets for rockets and missiles, next week. The Board had been set to meet in Mexico as part of its annual rotation amongst the world’s Jewish communities, […]

Syria says it bombed the jets as they were landing in Aleppo.

The baby that was injured in the suspected terror attack this evening died in the hospital.

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: