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US announces $50 million in earthquake aid for Syria, Turkey

The funding announcement brings the total US contribution since the Feb. 6 disaster to $235 million. 
Sweden's Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson speaks during an International Donors Conference for Turkey and Syria.

WASHINGTON — The United States has announced $50 million in fresh funding for victims of last month’s powerful earthquakes that caused billions in damage to both Syria and Turkey. 

An international donors conference in Brussels was held Monday, nearly six weeks after the 7.8- and 7.5-magnitude earthquakes struck, killing more than 52,000 people across southeastern Turkey and northwest Syria.

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