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U.S. announces additional humanitarian aid to Syria


16:01, April 02, 2012

WASHINGTON, April 1 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. government on Sunday announced an additional 12.2 million U.S. dollars in humanitarian aid to Syria as the second meeting of "Friends of Syria" kicked off in Turkey's Istanbul.

"The United States is pursuing every avenue to get humanitarian relief into Syria and is engaged in focused diplomatic efforts to secure full and unfettered access for humanitarian organizations to reach those in need," the State Department said in a statement.

The statement said that the new aid, consisting of medical supplies and other humanitarian relief for displaced and vulnerable Syrian communities, brought the total amount of U.S. assistance to Syria to nearly 25 million dollars.

According to the statement, the U.S. aid will be used to support the work of international organizations, including the World Food Program, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Previously in March, the United States provided more than 12 million U.S. dollars in humanitarian assistance to the Syrians suffering from continued violence.

In the same month, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization issued a special alert voicing serious concern over the state of food security, especially for vulnerable groups, in Syria.

The World Food Program estimates that 1.4 million people have become food insecure as a result of the year-long violence in the Middle East country.


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PD User at 2012-04-0376.124.224.*
WATCH those humanitarian aids, there is always string attached and they are carried out by U.S Intelligence.That"s the truth,Tested and proven
Huo Qiai at 2012-04-0368.24.131.*
In those foods and med cargo, there would also be tons of AK47, two way radios, and stingers for the opposition groups.

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