The Syrian people need to be able to determine the future of their country. Their voice must be heard.

Secretary Kerry on the upcoming Syrian Opposition Coalition general assembly meeting, January 16, 2014

Read Secretary Kerry’s full remarks here.

Secretary Kerry listens at the Syrian Donors’ Conference in Kuwait City earlier today. U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in Syria now totals $1.7 billion.

Secretary Kerry listens at the Syrian Donors’ Conference in Kuwait City earlier today. U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in Syria now totals $1.7 billion.

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Paris, France to attend the London 11 Ministerial to coordinate with key international partners on Syria in advance of the Geneva II conference.

Learn more about his trip at http://go.usa.gov/ZGpw.

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On Wednesday UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos did a Twitter chat on the Syria Crisis, taking questions from Twitter users and answering them live. Having been to the region five times in 2013 alone, she calls the conflict in Syria one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world today.
Check the questions and answers on this Storify: http://storify.com/un/askvalerie

united-nations:

On Wednesday UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos did a Twitter chat on the Syria Crisis, taking questions from Twitter users and answering them live. Having been to the region five times in 2013 alone, she calls the conflict in Syria one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world today.

Check the questions and answers on this Storify: http://storify.com/un/askvalerie

Coping with Conflict: Helping Syrians Overcome the Trauma of War

As the brutal conflict in Syria nears its third year, 9.3 million people now find themselves in need of humanitarian assistance and growing increasingly vulnerable with each passing day. Sadly, women and children often fare the worst in war, and the crisis in Syria is no exception.

Learn more about a USAID program that provides children with healing and learning spaces that offer a safe, stable environment to learn and play as well as parent support programs on DipNote.

In 2013, as more people than ever sought their news through social media, the State Department expanded its digital engagement.  Our goal was, and remains, to find ways to give you more access to foreign affairs information and more opportunities to offer your opinions. Check out 13 stories, as told through social media, that shaped our world this year, and tell us what you think were the most significant foreign affairs events in 2013. 

A careful balance of strength and diplomacy gives us the best chance to reach our common goal, and to do so without having to resort to force.
Secretary Kerry at the Saban Forum, December 7, 2013
This is meaningful progress which many believed would be impossible. The progress must continue.
Secretary Kerry on Eliminating Chemical Weapons in Syria, October 31, 2013
Aid workers must have full access to do their jobs now. The world cannot sit by watching innocents die.
Secretary Kerry on Syria in OpEd in Foreign Policy Magazine

Listen to Secretary Kerry’s Morning Edition interview on npr with about Afghanistan and Syria.