Summary

H.Res. 632: Commending the Government of Turkey for its efforts to facilitate, host, and care for refugees fleeing the Al-Assad regime’s escalating violence in Syria. Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Apr 25, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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RESOLUTION

Commending the Government of Turkey for its efforts to facilitate, host, and care for refugees fleeing the Al-Assad regime's escalating violence in Syria.

Whereas the ongoing brutality of the Syrian Government against its own citizenry targets innocent civilians, resulting in the loss of nearly 9,000 Syrians, including women and children, destroying communities and livelihoods, triggering massive population displacement within Syria and throughout the region, and creating a deepening humanitarian crisis; Whereas the international community has called for an end to the violence against civilians, facilitation of humanitarian access, and support for a genuine political transition that protects the rights of all Syrians and Turkey has been a forceful proponent of these demands; Whereas the humanitarian needs continue to grow, with as many as 3,000,000 individuals in Syria affected by violence, including a United Nations- estimated 300,000 internally displaced persons, and with the number of Syrians seeking refuge in neighboring countries exceeding 60,000 individuals as of mid-April 2012; Whereas the United States has committed substantial humanitarian assistance to relieve suffering and to protect civilians, and will continue to support fleeing and displaced Syrians in need; Whereas the Government of Turkey, as of mid-April 2012, is hosting nearly 25,000 Syrian refugees in camps in eastern provinces and has allowed visa-free entry of tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled Syria but not sought refuge in the camps; Whereas despite significant increases in the number of Syrians seeking refuge in Turkey, the Turkish Government is demonstrating generous abundant hospitality, accepting full...

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Bill Summary

H.Res. 632: Commending the Government of Turkey for its efforts to facilitate, host, and care for refugees fleeing the Al-Assad regime’s escalating violence in Syria.

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