Total falls short of what the UN says is needed. It says $3.3 billion is required to help meet Syria's own aid needs this year, plus a further $5.5 billion to support neighbouring countries where most Syrians are seeking refuge.
Remaining 13 members of the UNSC vote in favour of the resolution drafted by Sweden and Kuwait that renews action first taken by the council in 2014 to allow aid deliveries into then rebel-held areas of Syria at four border crossings.
The UN humanitarian chief says the conflict in Yemen has left 11 million people dependent on emergency food assistance and 75 percent of its 22 million people require some form of aid.
The US Treasury has announced sanctions targeting four individuals and five entities that have supplied fuel to the Syrian regime.
The UNSC meeting comes as civilians in Syria's eastern Ghouta shunned Russia's offer to quit the besieged enclave for a second day, as opposition forces and Moscow blamed each other for the humanitarian deadlock.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Washington and Ankara have had high-level communication about the operation and Turkey had informed the US before Operation Olive Branch started.
In South Sudan, hunger has become more widespread than expected, aid workers say.
Saudi Arabia's UN ambassador, Abdallah Mouallimi said that ports controlled by Yemen's exiled government would reopen soon. However other ports, including Houthi-controlled Hodeidah will remain closed.
The civil war in Yemen worsens by the day, as the rockets target Riyadh, former president Saleh dies and the current one can't go back to a country under heavy bombardment. Plus, civil causalities, famine and cholera have reached dangerous levels.
At least three civilians have been reported wounded. The attack on Yemen comes days after the country's Houthi rebels said they fired a missile at Riyadh airport in Saudi Arabia.
United Nations denounces Myanmar's military offensive as ethnic cleansing, but Myanmar insists its forces are fighting "terrorists."
The Russian Defence Ministry said that Russian planes operating in Idlib province had only targeted fighters.
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