WASHINGTON—The U.S. on Tuesday claimed it would give almost $600 million in humanitarian assistance to Syria aimed at assisting the thousands and thousands of refugees in neighboring nations as well as the Syrian populace.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield declared the assist at a U.N. meeting on Syria’s foreseeable future. It will come as the war passes its 10th 12 months and continues to be one particular of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.
A U.N.-coordinated work is trying to get some $four.two billion to enable Syrians within the place and $5.8 billion for nations web hosting refugees.
The U.S.’s announcement marked a split from the Trump administration’s recurring attempts to cut assist to Syria, portion of its wide work to slash U.S. overseas-assistance funding. Congress opposed those people attempts.
Even with previous President Trump’s opposition to overseas assist, U.S. assistance to Syria remained continuous as a result