States pledge $10 billion for aid to Syria
Friday, February 5, 2016
Yesterday, a donor conference of nations was held in, , to collect money for aid to . UK Prime Minister announced more than 10 billion were pledged in one day, for "food, medical care, and shelter", and other purposes including creation of schools to benefit one million Syrian children by the end of the coming school year. Cameron also said this was the biggest sum ever collected for an international crisis in one day.
The "Supporting Syria and the Region" conference goal was more than $7 billion asked for by theand around $1.3 billion by countries of the region. Pledges included $3.3 billion from the ; $1.7 billion from the UK until 2020; $2.6 billion from until 2018; and for 2016, $1 billion from and $935 million from the .
, prime minister, said a Syrian government offensive with Russian air support is sending about another 70,000 Syrians to the Turkish border, and expressed worry this would continue. Syrian rebels suspended , peace talks with the regime of , protesting the current offensive. The recently said airstrikes have killed around 1,400 Syrian civilians.
- "$10bn raised in humanitarian aid for Syria at London conference – Cameron" — , February 4, 2016
- "Syria conflict: Donor nations pledge $10bn in vital aid" — , February 4, 2016
- Tim Hume. "Donors pledge $10 billion-plus for Syria as Russian planes pound Aleppo" — , February 4, 2016