Trump Administration Does Not Commit Additional U.S. Aid For Syria At International Conference

The Hill: Trump cuts to foreign funding leaves humanitarian aid for Syria short: report
“President Trump’s failure to commit funding for the Syrian humanitarian crisis reportedly leaves the United Nations millions short of its goal for aid…” (Gstalter, 4/26).

Reuters: Syria donors fall short without U.S. aid, warn of cruel end-game
“International donors raised $4.4 billion in emergency aid for Syria and its neighbors this year on Wednesday, but the total fell well short of the U.N. target for 2018 after the United States failed to submit a pledge. … ‘A number of important donors have not yet been in a position to confirm their financing for 2018,’ U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock told a news conference. ‘That includes the United States, which has been providing more than $1 billion a year to Syria and the region in recent years’…” (Baczynska/Emmott, 4/25).

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