USAID Administrator Green's Meeting with The Honorable Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis-Management


For Immediate Release

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey:

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis-Management The Honorable Christos Stylianides. Administrator Green reiterated the U.S. Government's commitment to providing assistance to the world's most vulnerable people. He also underscored USAID's partnership with the European Commission (EC) in addressing emergency situations around the globe and shaping global humanitarian policy. He thanked the Commissioner for the strong coordination between USAID and the European Civil-Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), both in the field and at headquarters.

Additionally, the Administrator and the Commissioner discussed ways to advocate jointly for increased humanitarian access in some of the most acute crises in the world, including in Burma, the Lake Chad Basin, South Sudan, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. They also shared their interest in improving educational opportunities for children displaced from their homes, and to lessen the chances that these young people fall victim to abuse and radicalization. Administrator Green expressed that USAID also looks forward to continuing to work closely with the EC on the delivery of humanitarian assistance.