Obama to provide an additional $195M to Syria
August 8 , 2013
President Barack Obama has now sent over $1 billion since the beginning of Syrian civil war 2 years ago.
Obama said he is providing $195 million to Syria and the timing of this aid will coincide with the holiday marking the end of Islam's holy month of fasting called Ramadan. Many Americans celebrate this holy month with the Muslims and since millions of people in Syria are displaced, Obama said the United States wants to extend a helping hand.
Obama was traveling in California when the White House issued this statement.