The situation in Syria has become critical. Yesterday the International Red Cross declared a civil war in Syria. In essence that means that those committing crimes against humanity can be tried as war criminals. The past few days have been particularly deadly.
The United Nations estimates that approximately 1.5 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Many Syrians had to flee their homes and it is estimated that the ongoing violence has displaced 300,000 - 500,000 people.
According to the State Department U.S. aid continues to reach through contributions to international and non-governmental agencies.
The State Department has issued a fact sheet, which breaks down the contributions:
While the world still tries to find a solution to the problem in Syria, at least agencies like the International Red Cross are providing assistance within limitations.