Syrian Civil War: Germany promises to provide aid for the victims of the Syrian Civil Wat
The Syrian Civil War started more than a decade ago, affecting almost 60% of the population, this number representing the people who do not have access to enough food. Children are among the most affected, with 2.5 of them out of school. As one of the most influential European states, Germany, pledges to provide more aid. The contributions will focus on some of the most severe aspects of the war: food, medical assistance, and children’s education. The sum, estimated to be close to last year’s sum, is around 1.6 billion euros and can speed up the process of offering aid to the victims of the war. The funds will be managed and distributed by aid organisations in Syria.
The representatives of more than 60 countries and organisations will meet in Brussel on Tuesday to decide on the aid. However, the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas admits that money cannot be used as a resolution for the war. He adds that Germany will continue to support the UN and its efforts “to alleviate the suffering of millions of Syrians and to obtain a prospect of peace”. Humanitarian organisations draw a signal that the reality on the ground is dire, and a need for strategic change in how the aid is provided is needed.