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US Aims to Rally Syrian Opposition with New Aid

By: Matthew Lee NEW YORK — The Obama administration moved Friday to rally Syria’s opposition with pledges of $45 million in new non-lethal and humanitarian assistance as the administration and other world leaders lamented the failure of diplomatic efforts to … Continue reading

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France Sends Funds to 5 Syrian Civic Groups

By: Steven Erlanger PARIS — The French government is providing funds to five revolutionary councils in rebel-held parts of Syria to help them restore water supplies, sanitation, health services and bakeries, a senior French diplomat, Éric Chevallier, said Thursday. French diplomats say … Continue reading

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Jordan calls on world to ‘open its pockets’ to aid Syrian refugees

Jordan on Saturday appealed for support from the international community to be able to continue to provide services for tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in the Kingdom. At a press conference Saturday, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Jafar … Continue reading

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Leaders urge U.N. Security Council to push for Syria aid access

UNITED NATIONS – Global leaders and aid groups urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to push for humanitarian access in Syria and prevent thousands of people displaced by the 17-month conflict from being “held hostage” by the world body’s political deadlock. … Continue reading

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Turkey begins aid distribution on Syrian border

By: Daren Butler ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey has begun handing out food and other humanitarian aid to Syrians right on their common border as the worsening conflict in Syriamakes aid distribution there increasingly difficult, Turkey’s disaster and emergency body said on … Continue reading

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Turkey begins aid distribution on Syrian border

By: Daren Butler Turkey has begun handing out food and other humanitarian aid to Syrians right on their common border as the worsening conflict in Syria makes aid distribution there increasingly difficult, Turkey’s disaster and emergency body said on Saturday. … Continue reading

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Baird: $10M in aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan

Foreign minister visits Zataari desert, temporary home to 3,300 Syrian refugees. Canada’s foreign minister announced Saturday that $10 million in new assistance will be sent to Jordan to help meet the needs of Syrian refugees. The announcement was made during … Continue reading

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Humanitarian Pressure Grows

By: Mark Doyle There has been a sharp increase in humanitarian needs both inside Syria and on its borders, UN and Red Crescent officials say. The United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) is building a new camp for people fleeing to … Continue reading

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U.N. Relief Agency Seeks More Syria Aid

By: Nick Cumming-Bruce Geneva — The Syria conflict is expanding the emergency needs of its population faster than international aid agencies are able to provide relief despite a big increase in aid deliveries, a top United Nations aid official warned … Continue reading

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U.N. Relief Agency Seeks More Syria Aid

By: Nick Cumming-Bruce GENEVA — The Syria conflict is expanding the emergency needs of its population faster than international aid agencies are able to provide relief despite a big increase in aid deliveries, a top United Nations aid official warned … Continue reading

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