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US announces $697m in humanitarian aid for Syrians

It will bring total US assistance since 2012 to more than $7 billion

Gulf News

UNITED NATIONS: The US State Department on Thursday announced more than $697 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Syria, bringing total US assistance since 2012 to more than $7 billion.

“The new funding also helps mitigate the impact of the crisis on governments and communities throughout the region,” the State Department said in a statement.

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 organisations $2 million.

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