Secretary of State John Kerry will reportedly announce a new round of aid in the ongoing Syrian Civil War tomorrow, another $100 million, bringing the total amount committed to Syria to $510 million.
While previous aid had been funneled to rebel groups as a way to buying influence with them, the new aid will reportedly go through the United Nations, centering on support for the growing number of refugees abroad.
Much of the money is going to go to Jordan, where the US is also operating rebel training facilities. Smaller amounts are going to be spent in Lebanon and Turkey, and some going to providing blankets and clothing to internally displaced persons in Syria.
Officials say the decision to announce the new humanitarian aid is unrelated to ongoing reports of the Obama Administration considering sending weaponry to the rebels. Much of the previous “humanitarian” aid has amounted to rebel supplies and training.
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