UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF SAYS $6 BILLION PLEDGED FOR SYRIA

Syria supportingThe United Nations humanitarian chief said that 41 donors have pledged $6 billion in 2017 to help those affected by Syria’s war.

An additional $3.7 billion was pledged for 2018 and beyond.

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien said what is now needed is to see the pledges turned into “cash for action” as soon as possible.

“The needs have never been greater and the requirements have never been higher for the Syria crisis. Today has been a momentous opportunity for much of the world to come together to commit more support and solidarity for Syrians and those affected across the region,” O’Brien said in welcoming the pledges, which came at the Supporting the future of Syria and the region conference in Brussels.

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