31/03/2015

Ireland To Contribute €12m To Syria

The Government has announced that Ireland will provide €12 million this year in funding and emergency supplies to help meet the needs of those affected by the Syria conflict.

Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, made the announcement at a major humanitarian pledging conference for Syria in Kuwait.

Minister Sherlock said: "The conflict in Syria has cost more than 200,000 lives and left more than 12 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

"Ireland's contribution of €12 million in 2015 will help alleviate the terrible suffering of the Syrian people by funding life-saving humanitarian supplies and urgently-needed health, education, water and sanitation services, as well as measures to protect children and vulnerable people."

(CD/MH)

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