US pledges $135 mln in additional Syria aid after UN warnings

The United States pledged an additional $135 million in aid for the victims of the Syrian war on Saturday, much of it to help the United Nations with a funding shortfall it had warned could force it to scale back food distribution.

UN Security Council to vote Monday on Syria aid access resolution

The UN Security Council will vote Monday on a resolution to allow aid access at four border crossings into rebel-held areas of Syria without government consent, said Western diplomats, who were hopeful Russia and China will support the move.

Syria aid still stalled after UN resolution

World powers have passed a landmark Security Council resolution demanding an end to restrictions on humanitarian operations in Syria, but aid workers doubt it has the punch to make Damascus grant access and let stuck convoys deliver vital supplies.

UN officials welcome Syria aid resolution

Senior UN officials Saturday welcomed a resolution on Syria`s humanitarian crisis, calling for boosting aid access across the war-torn country and easing the suffering of millions of people in desperate need.

Australia to give additional aid to Syria

Australia will contribute 10 million AU dollars ($8.92 million) to help people affected by the conflict in Syria, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Thursday.

US, Gulf Arab states pledge $1 billion in fresh Syria aid

Donors including the United States and wealthy Gulf Arab countries pledged $1 billion on Wednesday for UN humanitarian efforts in Syria, devastated by almost three years of civil war.

Charities pledge $400 million to Syria aid: Kuwait agency

Non-governmental organizations have promised to donate a combined $400 million for humanitarian aid for Syria ahead of an international donor conference to be held in Kuwait, the Gulf state`s official news agency KUNA said on Tuesday.

Iran and UN discuss getting more aid to Syria

The UN humanitarian chief met with officials with Iran`s government, calling on Sunday on the unwavering backer of Syria`s government to provide more humanitarian assistance to civilians caught in that country`s civil war.

US to double aid to Syria opposition

The United States said Sunday it would double its aid to Syria`s opposition, including with new non-lethal military equipment, but paid no heed to calls for arms supplies or a direct intervention.

US mulls stepped up aid for Syria as G8 meets

The United States is mulling ways to step up support for the Syrian opposition, a top US official said Wednesday, as US Secretary of State John Kerry and G8 ministers were to meet rebel leaders.