ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland - US President Barack Obama will
announce more than $300 million in new humanitarian aid to address the Syrian
crisis, with a little less than half going to Syria itself and the rest to
neighboring countries struggling with an influx of refugees, the White House
said on Monday.
Obama was set to announce the aid during a dinner with
other leaders of the G8 nations, the White House said, noting that the money
will be spent on food, medical equipment, water and shelter.
States has been the biggest donor of humanitarian aid during the two-year civil
war in Syria, donating more than $800 million in total.