"Let us all recognize the shared humanity of both Israelis and Palestinians. And let us all work toward a future in which they can live side by side in states of their own, with peace, freedom, and security," said Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield.
Azerbaijan initiated a military offensive against the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, prompting some 100,000 ethnic Armenians who are the majority in the region to flee en masse to Armenia.
“There is no hierarchy when it comes to protecting civilian lives. A civilian is a civilian is a civilian, no matter his or her nationality, ethnicity, age, gender, faith,” said Secretary Blinken.
UN officials reported that over 90 percent of the causalities from the earthquakes were women and children.
U.S. actions "against one authoritarian regime are now directly supporting the Ukrainian people’s fight against another authoritarian regime," said Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Hamas's goal is "the annihilation of the State of Israel and the murder of Jewish people. They use Palestinian civilians as human shields. Hamas offers nothing but terror and bloodshed," said President Joe Biden.
“USAID remains committed to provide the people of Burma with the support they need during this crisis," said USAID Deputy Administrator Schiffer.
“We must not let Syria fall to the wayside. Not as humanitarian needs continue to spike; not as peace efforts continue to stall," said Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield.
Since returning to power in 2021, the Taliban have passed over 50 decrees aimed at erasing women and girls from public life, denying them education and the right to work.
The worsening situation in Burma represents a serious human rights crisis and increasingly a threat to regional stability, declared Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Melissa Brown.
The United States is calling on other donors and the private sector to join in stepping up to provide immediate assistance to respond to the impacts of climate change, including drought in countries across Africa.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has announced an additional $65 million in U.S. assistance to Haiti to further professionalize the Haitian National Police and strengthen its capacity to safeguard communities.