U.S. Announces Nearly $700M In Additional Humanitarian Funding For War-Torn Syria, Surrounding Region

The Hill: U.S. announces $700M in aid for Syrians stuck in war zone
“The State Department announced on Thursday that the U.S. is providing nearly $700 million in additional humanitarian aid for Syrians caught in the middle of the country’s bloody civil war. … The aid announced Thursday brings the total amount of money to Syria from the U.S. to more than $7 billion since 2012…” (Manchester, 9/21).

Reuters: U.S. announces near $700 million in humanitarian aid to Syria
“…Nearly $516 million will be destined to assistance inside Syria, according to the statement. Around the region, Jordan will receive about $88 million, Turkey $35 million, Lebanon $29 million, Iraq $15 million, Egypt $13 million, and regional organizations $2 million…” (9/21).

U.N. News Centre: Sustained engagement vital to address immense humanitarian needs in Syria — U.N. official
“Sustained international attention and engagement is vital as the Syrian conflict moves into its seventh year and the suffering of civilians shows no signs of waning, a top United Nations official said [Thursday]. … In April in Brussels, some $6 billion was pledged by over 40 governments for the humanitarian response this year, with a further $3.7 billion pledged for 2018…” (9/21).

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