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Middle EastL Germany pledges 2.3 billion euros in Syria aid through 2018

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday pledged 2.3 billion euros ($2.6 billion) in humanitarian aid for Syria through 2018, including 1.1 billion euros this year, as her country leads Europe's response to a massive refugee influx.

The pledge was made at the opening of an international donors conference in London, where a UN-coordinated appeal by dozens of agencies is calling for $7.7 billion to respond to the humanitarian disaster in Syria, while regional governments are asking for $1.2 billion.

 Read more: Germany pledges 2.3 billion euros in Syria aid through 2018 | News | DW.COM | 04.02.2016

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