Foreign Aid

Obama budget carves out $1.5 billion for Syria

The aid includes $1.1 billion in humanitarian assistance to address the fallout from the civil war in Syria and another $400 million to support an “anticipated transition” in the country and respond to “new contingencies” while promoting reforms across the region.

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Obama administration hails Farm Bill's food aid reforms

“The reforms to the Food for Peace program, which has fed billions of hungry people around the world over the last six decades, will increase the impact of this life-saving assistance,” said USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah.

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