US pledges $360m ($F736.4) in ad­di­tional aid

Fiji Sun - - World News - BBC

Wash­ing­ton: The US has pledged to pro­vide $364m (F$736.4m) more in hu­man­i­tar­ian aid to peo­ple af­fected by the war in Syria.

The funds, of­fi­cials say, will help the UN and other char­i­ties pro­vide food, safe wa­ter and med­i­cal care to those in the coun­try and refugees in the re­gion. Mean­while, Syr­ian forces have made ad­vances in the cen­tre of Aleppo af­ter days of heavy air strikes, re­ports say. And the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion has called for safe evac­u­a­tion routes out of the city for the in­jured and sick. A spokesper­son said med­i­cal sup­plies were run­ning out and there was a short­age of blood.

Res­i­dents of eastern Aleppo in­spect the ru­ins.

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