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Donors ' conference in Brussels : civil war victims in Syria will get billions in additional aid

The participants of the international Syria donors ' conference for the current year, a total of approximately seven billion dollars (6.2 billion euros) in aid. The EU Commissioner Christos Stylianides announced on Thursday the end of the meeting of representatives from more than 50 countries in Brussels. Germany has promised an additional 1.44 billion euros for the victims of the civil war. This commitment, however, relates not only to the current year.

With the conference collected money to be financed, for example, food, medical aid and education for children. According to United Nations Figures, 11.7 million people are alone in Syria on humanitarian need of help. In addition, millions are in need of refugees in countries like Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan support.

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Eight years of war What will become of Assad's Syria?

Christian Böhme

The civil war in Syria erupted in 2011 after protests against President Bashar al-Assad. The beginning of the uprising anniversary this Friday for the eighth Time. All Attempts to bring a political Transition on the way, failed up to now. The government of President Assad now control more than two-thirds of the country. (dpa)

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