KARAM AL-MASRI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. State Department announced Tuesday the U.S. would provide more aid to Syrian citizens affected by the country’s bloody civil war.
The U.S. will give an additional $364 million in humanitarian assistance to Syria, bringing the total amount of aid provided since the conflict began in the past few years to $5.9 billion.
Anne Richard– the assistant secretary of state for Population, Refugees, and Migration– said Tuesday the aid was “lifesaving.”
“Faced with the unprecedented scale of tragedy and human suffering that Syrians have endured for more than five years and continue to endure today, this announcement reflects the immense generosity of the American people,” she said. “It will support desperately needed food, shelter, safe drinking water, medical care and other urgent help to millions of Syrians and refugee hosting communities.”
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