Yet there is a White House proposal that would reduce funding for counterterrorism programs across the country by nearly $300 million. Win win for the jihadis.Source: US pledges $890 million to Syria aid effort
The United States added another $890 million to the Syrian humanitarian aid effort Thursday, pledging increased support for refugee aid.
Addressing a summit of donor nations in London, Kerry said that $600 million (537 million euros) in new funding would go on urgent aid to refugees and beleaguered populations in and around Syria.
Another $290 million will go on development assistance for schooling for refugee children in Jordan and Lebanon.
The figure covers the current US fiscal year, which runs until August, and is in addition to previous contributions.
“The United States has provided over $4.5 billion to help Syrian refugees and those displaced within Syria, and I’m proud that that makes us the largest single external donor in the world,” Kerry said.