U.S., Germany To Provide Humanitarian Assistance For Syrian Refugees

News outlets report on U.S. and German humanitarian aid pledges for Syrian refugees in Middle East host nations.

The Hill: U.S. pledges $10M more to aid Syrian refugees
“The United States will provide an additional $10 million in humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees, the State Department announced Tuesday. The new funding, provided through the United Nations Development Programme, is meant to help countries in the Middle East hosting the more than three million refugees who have fled Syria…” (Shabad, 10/28).

Wall Street Journal: Germany Pledges Aid to Countries Sheltering Refugees From Syria
“Germany pledged €500 million ($635 million) over the next three years to help Syria’s neighbors cope with the influx of refugees fleeing civil war and terror. Speaking after a conference in Berlin on the refugee crisis in Syria, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Berlin will provide €140 million in extra funding this year, and ‘at least’ €500 million in humanitarian and development aid between 2015 and 2017…” (Torry, 10/28).

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