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29 September 2015
UNA-USA Joins Civil Society Leaders in Urging President Obama to Respond to Refugee Crisis
In light of the ongoing refugee crisis in Syria and across the region,  the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) joined 33 other organizations in signing a coalition letter to President Obama. Humanitarian, human rights, and faith-based organizations urged the President to take on a leadership role in working to tackle the root causes of the crisis.

The letter outlines four recommendations for the President's action:
          • Announce that the U.S. will resettle 100,000 Syrian refugees next year and encourage European allies to take similarly bold steps.
          • Work with the UN Security Council and regional allies to take urgent measures to put an end to aerial bombardment of civilian areas, thereby addressing the major driver of the mass displacement.
          • Lead in the development and funding of a “Marshall Plan” for Syria and its neighbors.
          • Lead an international process aimed at finding a political to the conflict

Read the full letter to the President.

Read a statement from UNA-NCA President Ambassador Donald T. Bliss (Ret.) on the refugee crisis.