Donors raise almost US$7 billion in development assistance for Syria
International donors have pledged close to US$7 billion for the victims of the Syrian war at a donor conference in Brussels. The money will be spent on food, medical products, and education. More than half the funding is earmarked for the support of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries.
According to the United Nations (UN), although the money raised exceeds expectations, US$7.8 billion in total is needed to meet the needs of Syria and its neighboring countries. 90% of the money is provided by only 10 countries and Germany is the second largest donor, providing €1.4 billion (US$1.6 billion) over the next three years.