US pledges $135m in additional Syria aid after UN warnings

November 23, 2014 12:43 AM

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US pledges $135m in additional Syria aid after UN warnings

ISTANBUL: The United States pledged an additional $135 million in aid for the victims of the Syrian war on Saturday, much of it to help the United Nations with a funding shortfall it had warned could force it to scale back food distribution.

Neighbouring nations have borne the brunt of the humanitarian crisis sparked by the civil war, which has killed nearly 200,000 people and forced more than 3 million to flee. The money, which brings the total aid given by Washington since the start of the war in 2011 to more than $3 billion, will mai...

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