Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed Senate without amendment (04/03/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Condemns the unlawful use of violence against civilians by all parties to the conflict in Syria, particularly the violence and human rights violations by the government of Syria.

Urges all parties to halt indiscriminate attacks on civilians.

Affirms the neutrality of medical professionals providing humanitarian assistance and health care on a non-political basis.

Urges all parties in Syria to allow for access to humanitarian aid throughout the Syrian Arab Republic.

Supports the full implementation of United Nations (U.N.) Security Council Resolution 2139 calling for unimpeded access of humanitarian assistance to all Syrians.

Calls on the international community to assist the people of Syria in meeting basic needs, implement steps that prevent gender-based violence, and support neighboring countries and host communities that are supporting Syrian refugees.

Calls on international donors and aid agencies to integrate humanitarian relief and longer term development programs to address the protracted crisis in Syria.

Calls on the President to develop and submit to Congress a strategy for U.S. engagement in the Syrian humanitarian crisis.