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U.S. announces 5.5 million USD humanitarian aid to Syrian people

(Xinhua)

14:26, August 12, 2012

ISTANBUL, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced here on Saturday that the United States will provide an additional 5.5 million U.S. dollars humanitarian aid to the Syrian people.

She said at a press conference that the money will bring the total U.S. aid to 82 million dollars since the crisis began 17 months ago.

Hillary Clinton arrived in Turkey on Saturday and held talks with Turkish foreign minister in Istanbul and Syrian opposition members after wrapping up her nine-nation African tour.

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