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News ID: 22133
Publish Date: 18:41 - 25 April 2018
TEHRAN, April 25 - U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said he expects donors to pledge 4.4 billion dollars in humanitarian aid for Syria and neighbors sheltering its refugees for 2018.

UN says $4.4 bn to be pledged for Syria aidTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) – Lowcock told reporters during an international donor conference in Brussels Wednesday involving around 85 delegations that the figure was his "best guess" based on commitments made so far.

He said "we've made a good start," even though the pledges would fall well short of the estimated 7 billion dollars the U.N. is seeking.

Lowcock thanked the EU, Germany and Britain for making large offers.

 

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