aid agencies have raised at a donors ' conference in Brussels, seven billion dollars for the victims of the Syria war. The amount is lower than the 7.8 billion dollars, which would, according to the United Nations for the supply of the millions of Displaced persons.
Germany Also wants to increase its contribution to 1.44 billion euros. Development Minister Gerd Müller has called on other countries to do more. It can't be that only ten were donors, 90 percent of the aid, he said at the beginning of the conference. In the past year, Germany has provided 622 million euros for humanitarian aid. With the increase, Germany is the second largest donor.
"first of all, to the Survival of the refugees", not to the reconstruction of the country, said Müller. The "political process" in Syria had to be separated from humanitarian aid. He called on the EU, the pressure on the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to increase, in order to achieve a political solution.
Due to the civil war are around fled 5.6 million people in neighboring countries such as Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. And another 6.2 million people were displaced within the country. Around 200 Syrian civil society groups were at the Congress present and explained the risks to which is exposed to the population in Syria: imprisonment, forcible conscription, land mines, and a totally inadequate supply of medicine and food. With the collected money, for example, food, medical aid and education for children should be financed.
From the end of the conflict is Syria is still far. Already since the 2011 war rages on in the Land of the citizens. Recently, dozens of people were killed in air attacks and shelling in Idlib.