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U.S. dollars boost response to refugee crisis in Syria

The U.S. has supplied nearly $5.6 billion for humanitarian efforts in support of Syrian refugees in the form of food and medical care.
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Meet 5 U.S.-based groups helping displaced Syrians

Aid for Syrian refugees doesn't just come from the government. These organizations are providing food, medical care, educational tools and hope.
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Refugee: Faces of the displaced

Nearly 60 million people have been displaced from their homes and sought refuge. In this photo presentation, we take a close look at some of them.
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Helping refugees continue to learn

A new program, Coursera for Refugees, aims to help refugees continue to learn through online courses as they work to resettle.
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Want to make the world a safer place? Feed the hungry.

The Feed the Future initiative focuses its efforts on 19 countries to help boost local economies and prevent hunger and malnutrition.
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U.S. will meet 2016 Syrian refugee goal

The Obama administration is on track to meet its goal, set in September 2015, of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States.
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Bringing attention to World Refugee Day

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie Pitt urges everyone to understand the size of the current refugee crisis and what it means for the world.
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2015 was Americans’ most generous year ever

Americans gave $373.25 billion to charities and nonprofits in 2015, with a 17.4 percent rise in giving to international affairs organizations.
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Remembering the Chernobyl disaster

The U.S. pledges an additional $10 million to help ensure the safety of future generations living in the area affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.