As Aleppo burns, US announces new slice of Syria aid

Aid is seen strewn across the floor in the town of Orum al-Kubra on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of AleppoWith the Syrian city of Aleppo facing a new regime onslaught and Washington’s diplomacy under criticism for failing to halt the carnage, the United States announced a new aid package Tuesday. The State Department said it would release a further $364 million to UN aid agencies and NGOs working to help vulnerable Syrian civilians inside and outside the war-torn country. The latest slice of funding brings the total amount that the United States — the effort’s biggest single donor — has spent since the war started more than five years ago to $5.9 billion.

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