Humanitarian Needs Rise In Syria; U.S. Pledges $290M In Assistance

News outlets report on the rising humanitarian needs in Syria and a U.S. pledge to commit $290 million in humanitarian assistance to the war-torn country.

The Hill: U.S. pledges $290M in humanitarian aid to Syrian victims
“Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday announced $290 million in humanitarian assistance to those affected by Syria’s civil war, bringing the total U.S. commitment to more than $2 billion…” (Shabad, 6/4).

U.N. News Centre: Rising levels of violence in Syria resulting in growing humanitarian needs — U.N. official
“The demand by the Security Council for aid access to war-torn Syria has not produced the intended result, the United Nations humanitarian chief said today, while warning that the needs of those affected are rising steadily as the conflict rages on…” (6/4).