U.S. State Department to Host Q&A on Syrian Children
U.S. Department of State to Host Facebook Q&A on Syrian Children
Office of the Spokesperson
March 14, 2014
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.ã€€ 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.ã€€ 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.ã€€ These programs include strengthening national and community-based child protection systems. For more information on "No Lost Generation," please seeã€€www.championthechildrenofsyria.org
This Facebook Q&A is an opportunity for the public to ask questions directly about the campaign.ã€€ã€€ Assistant Secretary Richard will answer questions live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usdos.ã€€ 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.ã€€
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.