Obama giving $155 million in humanitarian aid to Syrians

January 29, 2013 19:06

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the United States would boost humanitarian aid to Syria and urged other nations to do more to help the UN, which is struggling to assist some 4 million people in the war-torn country and more than 700,000 who have fled it.

Obama said he authorized an additional $155 million in aid for food, medical care and clothing for Syrians and refugees, bringing the US total to $365 million.

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