$364 Million US Aid for Syria

IAS Prelims 2023

The US has announced an additional $364 million in humanitarian assistance to help Syrians thereby bringing total U.S. humanitarian spending for Syria to about $5.9 billion.

The funding would help provide food, shelter, safe drinking water, medical care and other support for millions of Syrian refugees and the communities that host them.

About three-quarters of the additional funding would help people still inside Syria and the rest would assist Syrians who have fled the country.

United States had admitted some 85,000 refugees over the past fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. That figure included about 12,500 Syrian refugees, exceeding the administration’s goal of 10,000.

The push for additional humanitarian aid funds came in part because of deteriorating conditions in Aleppo after the collapse of a ceasefire sponsored by the United States and Russia.