EU pledges new aid for Syrian refugees through World Food Programme and UNHCR

The EU announced it would mobilize an extra 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) for Syrian refugees in the Middle East. The funds are intended to be distributed through the World Food Program and the UN refugee agency UNHCR.

At a crisis summit in Brussels, European Union leaders pledged 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) to help UN agencies support Syrian refugees who remain in the Middle East.

The meeting’s chairman Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, announced in the early hours of Thursday that the pledge was part of a range of actions agreed upon by the leaders who were meeting to discuss ways of tackling the overwhelming migration crisis.

Tusk, who chaired the meeting, said all 28 leaders were “absolutely sure that without regaining control of our external borders we have no chance to cope (with) this problem effectively.”

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