European countries add $431 million in Syria aid
NEW YORK (AP) — Several European countries have announced another $431 million in humanitarian aid for Syria.
A statement released Wednesday by the European Union commissioner for international cooperation also expressed “the gravest concern” at the worsening situation in the country’s torn by civil war and said almost half of Syria’s population will need humanitarian aid by the end of this year.
Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Luxembourg, Spain, the Netherlands and the European Commission contributed to the new batch of aid.
The statement called the crisis “unprecedented in its severity this century” and warned that the financial demands of the countries will last a long time.
It also said the countries want another aid pledging conference organized “at the earliest possible date.”