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The Obama administration has attempted to lead an international push for aid to those displaced by the conflict. The U.S. announced a $21 million boost in such aid Wednesday amid U.N. reports that more than 100,000 Syrians fled to neighboring countries in August.

“The United States remains deeply concerned by the humanitarian crisis caused by the violence,” said a statement released by the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. “We commend the generosity of Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq in assisting approximately 240,000 Syrians who have fled.”

The uptick in aid from U.S. taxpayers brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for displaced Syrians to more than $100 million, with funds spread across a variety of international agencies.

About $49 million has been channeled to the World Food Program, more than $23 million to the main U.N. refugee office and some $15 million to nongovernmental groups operating in the region.

U.S. officials said $14.3 million of the new funding will go toward food assistance for conflict-affected people in Syria and $6.7 million to support Syrians displaced to neighboring countries.

The United Nations says as many as 2.5 million people in Syria need some form of humanitarian assistance.