(WASHINGTON) — The Obama Administration is releasing an additional $100 million dollars to civilians who have been driven out of the Syrian homes by the brutal civil war.
State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell made the announcement Wednesday.
This new infusion of U.S. money will not go to the opposition fighters, but is intended as humanitarian aid for blankets and clothing for refugees inside Syria, kitchen supplies for refugees in Turkey, shelter for refugees in Lebanon, and millions of liters of clean water every day for more than 100,000 who have flooded over the Syrian border into Jordan.
The U.S. is the single-largest contributor of humanitarian aid to Syria. With Wednesday’s announcement, U.S. assistance to Syria will total $510 million.
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