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U.S. State Department to Host Q&A on Syrian Children

U.S. Department of State to Host Facebook Q&A on Syrian Children

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 14, 2014

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The U.S. Department of State will host a live Facebook Q&A on the "No Lost Generation" campaign with Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard on Friday, March 14 at 3:00 p.m. EDT (19:00 GMT).

The UN-led "No Lost Generation" initiative aims to provide young people affected by the conflict in Syria with the chance to shape a more stable and secure future.

The United States has provided more than $1.7 billion in humanitarian assistance to the people of Syria and host communities in the region since the crisis began three years ago.  U.S. assistance is providing food, clean water, shelter, medical care, and relief supplies to more than 4.3 million people inside Syria, and 2.5 million Syrian refugees across the region.  As the largest donor to the Syrian humanitarian response, the United States supports the "No Lost Generation" effort to meet the needs of those most affected by the crisis – the children of Syria.

"No Lost Generation" aims to channel $1 billion, raised through UN-led funding appeals, into programs that, in partnership with governments and local communities, deliver education and remedial learning opportunities; offer protection from exploitation, abuse and violence; provide psychosocial care and support; and enhance social cohesion in local communities to support regional stability.  These programs include strengthening national and community-based child protection systems. For more information on "No Lost Generation," please see www.championthechildrenofsyria.org

This Facebook Q&A is an opportunity for the public to ask questions directly about the campaign.   Assistant Secretary Richard will answer questions live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usdos.  Questions can be submitted in advance using the hashtags #NoLostGeneration and #ChildrenOfSyria on the Department of State’s Facebook page,Google+ page and on Twitter by mentioning @StateDept. 

The conversation will be promoted on Facebook’s Government and Politics Page as part of Facebook’s "Open Dialogue Series," a Q&A series aimed at connecting officials and policymakers with the public in real-time through two-way discussions about the most pressing issues facing our nation.

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