Donors urged to dig deep as Ukraine war hits Syria hard
The European Union's top diplomat warned Tuesday that Russia's invasion of Ukraine is making the plight of poverty-stricken Syrians far worse and urged donors to dig deep to help the Middle East country wracked by more than a decade of civil war.
Donors fall well short of UN target for Syria aid
BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors on Tuesday pledged $6.7 billion to help Syrians and neighboring countries hosting refugees but fell well short of a U.N. target for assistance to millions of people from conflict-torn Syria who rely on aid to survive.
West pledges $6.7 billion for Syria under shadow of Ukraine war
BRUSSELS: International donors pledged $6.7 billion for conflict-wracked Syria at a conference in Brussels Tuesday, insisting the crisis had not be forgotten even as the Ukraine war grips world attention. “This event today comes at a particularly difficult time,” said EU neighborhood commissioner Oliver Varhelyi.