WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. government announced on Friday that it is providing additional 10 million U.S. dollars of humanitarian aid to help the Syrians who are suffering from the shortage of food.
The new aid is in "response to urgent needs resulting from the brutal conflict in Syria," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.
She said the new funding will help supply daily food to the some 210,000 people in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, who have been affected by the lengthy conflict.
With this new aid, Nuland said, Washington is providing 220 million dollars to date to help the people both inside Syria and those who are seeking refuge in the neighboring countries.
She also said that senior U.S. officials, including U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, have been in Turkey visiting camps for displaced Syrians and speaking with Turkish officials.