In Beirut, Kerry Announces $290 Million More to Support Syrian Refugees

'I'm very proud that the United States of America is leading the charge in responding to this moral and this security imperative'

Kerry announces $290 million more support for Syrian refugees (Al Arabiya)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday an additional $290 million of aide for U.N. agencies working on the Syrian refugee issue.

Kerry made the announcement during a visit to Lebanon, which marks the first in five years by a U.S. secretary of state and comes amid spillover from the Syrian war and internal political turmoil.

In addition to discussing the refugee issue with Lebanese officials, including Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, Kerry sought to press them to deal with the political crisis that has left the country without a president since last month, a senior official traveling with Kerry said.

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