Iraq News

Over $260 million in Syrian aid pledged in Doha meeting

More than $260 million has been pledged in humanitarian aid for Syria following a meeting in Doha on Sunday (April 2nd) involving the UN and 25 non-governmental organisations from across the region, AFP reported.

Qatari state media said the total number of pledges stood at $262 million and were made by participants at the meeting which comes ahead of a European Union two-day conference on Syria later this week in Belgium.

Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Muraikhi, the UN Secretary General's Humanitarian envoy, told the Doha meeting that Syria faces a huge humanitarian crisis which requires up to $8 billion in aid for the current year.

He added that more than 13 million Syrians need humanitarian assistance, according to the Qatar News Agency.

Among the organisations at the conference was the Qatar Red Crescent, several from the Gulf Co-operation Council and charities from Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

Do you like this article?

0 Comment(s)
Comment Policy * Denotes Required Field 1500 / 1500