The scale and scope of the crisis in Syria is staggering. Seven million Syrians – a third of the country’s entire population – have fled their homes. More than two million of them are identified refugees – half of them, children.
Deputy Secretary of State Burns on Syria. Read his full remarks here: http://go.usa.gov/DAGx

Yesterday, President Obama announced the United States will provide $339 million in additional U.S. humanitarian aid to support those affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria. This new announcement brings the total U.S. funding for humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people to nearly $1.4 billion since the crisis began.

The Netherlands has been a very staunch, early, immediate supporter of our efforts to try to eliminate chemical weapons in Syria.
Secretary Kerry during his remarks with Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans, September 20, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks to the press on Syria at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on September 19, 2013. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2013/09/214441.htm

Secretary Kerry delivers remarks before meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, DC on September 17, 2013.

Watch Ambassador Power’s remarks on the report of the UN Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria. Read the full UN report here.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Geneva, Switzerland, September 12-14, to discuss matters concerning Syria, including the use of chemical weapons and steps to address these developments.  Read more about the Secretary’s trip here. 

Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Geneva, Switzerland, September 12-14, to discuss matters concerning Syria, including the use of chemical weapons and steps to address these developments.  Read more about the Secretary’s trip here