U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield will travel to Turkey on May 9 to visit the Bab al-Hawa border crossing and receive briefings on the extensive support provided by the United Nations and its partner agencies to meet the dire humanitarian needs in Syria, APA reports citing US Mission to the United Nations.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will meet with Syrian refugees living in Turkey to hear about their experiences first-hand and hold meetings with NGO partners and United Nations agency representatives who are working to provide life-saving assistance to millions in Syria who otherwise would not receive needed food and relief. The Ambassador will also meet with Turkish officials to discuss Turkey’s crucial role in facilitating cross-border assistance and work to welcome and provide refuge to millions of Syrian refugees.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will travel to Belgium on May 10 to lead the United States delegation to the “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, Brussels VI Conference,” chaired by the European Union. There, the Ambassador will underscore the United States’ commitment and our determination to partner with the international community to help support the Syrian people.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s visit comes ahead of crucial conversations at the United Nations about reauthorizing and expanding the UN’s ability to provide humanitarian aid to millions of Syrians in need.