Margaret Chan, Director General World Health Organization
Ambassador Betty E. King attended the launch of the renewed Syria Humanitarian Response Plan and Syria Regional Response Plan. The appeals underscore the scope and magnitude of the Syria humanitarian emergency and serve as a wake-up call to the world of the gravity of the situation. These appeals also reflect the groundbreaking efforts between UN agencies, NGOs and refugee-hosting governments to collaborate to meet the humanitarian needs in Syria and in the region – not only for Syrians but for other refugees and trapped migrants. By contributing through the UN agencies, governments can rest assured that international standards are being met by experienced professionals directing aid operations, and funding is spent in coordination with host governments and other aid agencies. We commend the efforts of our humanitarian partners to prioritize and target assistance to meet the needs of the most vulnerable refugees and internally displaced persons.
U.S. Mission Geneva / Eric Bridiers