Kerry announces additional U.S. assistance of $378 million for those affected by Syrian crisis.
USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah talks with children in Oncupinar refugee camp on the Syrian border on November 27 during a visit to Turkey to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria and assistance for those affected. (Adem Altan/AFP)
Syrian refugees collect water at the Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria. Photo: AFP/Khalil Mazraawi
A Syrian refugee walks with a water container in Kilis, Turkey at the border with Syria. Photo: AFP/Adem Altan
Syrian Red Crescent staff fill boxes of food at a distribution center for internally displaced people. Photo: AFP/STR
Nearly 11 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance, and 3 million people have fled to neighboring countries. The United States, through USAID and the Department of State, continues to work through all possible channels to deliver aid to those in need in Syria, including through the United Nations, international and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and local Syrian organizations.
On July 30, 2014, Secretary Kerry announced an additional $378 million in U.S. assistance to help those affected by the conflict. With this funding, total U.S. humanitarian assistance since the start of the crisis will reach more than $2.4 billion; with $1.2 billion helping over 4.7 million people inside Syria, and $1.2 billion helping nearly 3 million refugees and host communities in the neighboring countries affected by the crisis.
For more information, visit the USAID Crisis in Syria web page. The fact sheet, map and infographic below also provide detailed information about the latest assistance efforts, as well as the effects of the Syrian crisis on neighboring countries and how U.S. assistance is being applied to help host communities in those countries. Follow USAID on Twitter and on Facebook to keep track of the latest announcements and develoments.
Last updated: August 12, 2014