Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard Travels to Cameroon and Chad

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 8, 2016

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard will travel to Cameroon (July 11-14) and Chad (July 14-17). She will highlight efforts to strengthen international cooperation to ease the desperate plight of refugees and internally displaced persons in the two countries, as well as in the broader Lake Chad Basin region.

The itinerary will focus on furthering U.S. cooperation with both countries, as well as the United Nations and the European Union on refugee and migration issues. In Cameroon, Assistant Secretary Richard will meet with various officials, together with Mr. Toby Lanzer, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel. In Chad they will travel with Mr. Christos Stylianides, the European Union’s Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management.

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