The U.S. authorities intend to provide additional humanitarian aid to the Syrians in the amount of over $ 720 million, First Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Bigan said today, September 24 during an Internet conference with the participation of representatives of 10 major countries – donors of humanitarian aid, held within the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.
“Today I am pleased to announce that the United States will provide more than $ 720 million in additional humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in Syria, both for Syrians inside the country and for those desperately in need in the region,” Bigan said.
“With this assistance package, our overall support will exceed $12 billion since the beginning of the crisis in Syria,” the First Deputy Foreign Minister added.
As TOP NEWS reported earlier, on June 30, the U.S. Special Representative for Cooperation with Syria, Ambassador James Jeffrey, announced the allocation of $ 696 million of additional humanitarian aid to the people of Syria in response to the ongoing crisis caused, as stated in the statement, “by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russian and Iranian troops”. The funds, he said, are intended to provide Syrians with vital food and drinking water, medical and hygiene products, and to provide psychosocial assistance to needy residents.
Let’s remind, that in September 2015 Russia on the basis of the address Asad has declared the beginning of military operation of Military and Space Forces in SAR against IG fighters. Moscow’s intervention changed the balance of power in the conflict and strengthened the Syrian regime’s position.