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U.S. announces $380 million in humanitarian assistance for Syria

By Ed Payne, CNN
January 15, 2014 -- Updated 1124 GMT (1924 HKT)
In this photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center, Syrian men help survivors out of a building in Aleppo after it was bombed, allegedly by a Syrian regime warplane on Saturday, February 8. The United Nations estimates more than 100,000 people have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011. Click through to see the most compelling images taken during the conflict, which is now a civil war: In this photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center, Syrian men help survivors out of a building in Aleppo after it was bombed, allegedly by a Syrian regime warplane on Saturday, February 8. The United Nations estimates more than 100,000 people have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011. Click through to see the most compelling images taken during the conflict, which is now a civil war:
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Kerry calls the humanitarian situation in Syria "an outrage"
  • America's commitment now totals $1.7 billion
  • Donors' conference pledges total more than $1.37 billion

(CNN) -- The United States will provide an additional $380 million in humanitarian assistance to help those affected by the war in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday.

"The humanitarian situation in Syria is an outrage that should offend every reasonable conscience, and the anguish of the Syrian people demands our collective action," Kerry said at a donors' conference in Kuwait.

Making new limbs for Syrian war victims

"The Syrian people desperately need the global community to provide urgent humanitarian support, to press for a political solution that will put a stop to the violence, once and for all."

Kerry said the latest pledge brings the total American commitment to $1.7 billion.

The money will fund relief for people inside Syria, as well as refugees and host communities in neighboring countries.

Nations taking part in Wednesday's conference pledged more than a $1.37 billion.

Here's the breakdown:

Kuwait, $500 million

United States, $380 million

Saudi Arabia, $260 million

United Kingdom, $164 million

Qatar, $60 million

Iraq, $13 million

Finland, $7 million

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