United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
May 31, 2022
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield will travel to Turkey in the coming days and receive briefings on the extensive support provided by the United Nations and its partner agencies to meet the dire humanitarian needs in Syria.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will meet with Syrian refugees in Turkey to hear about their experiences, first-hand. The Ambassador will meet with NGO partners and United Nations agencies’ representatives, who are working to provide lifesaving food and other assistance to Syrians who otherwise would be without. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will also meet with senior Turkish officials to discuss Turkey’s crucial role in the facilitation of cross-border assistance and its protection of millions of Syrian refugees.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s visit comes during crucial conversations at the United Nations about continuing and expanding the UN’s ability to provide essential cross-border humanitarian aid to millions of Syrians in desperate need. The United States is firmly committed to implementation of all aspects of Resolution 2585, and strongly supports expanding humanitarian access in Syria through all modalities, including the cross-border aid mechanism.