Donors pledge $4.4 billion in Syria aid for 2018: UN

Brussels (AFP) – International donors are set to pledge $4.4 billion (3.6 billion euros) in aid for the Syrian conflict this year at a conference in Brussels, a senior UN official said Wednesday.

“My best guess is that by the end of the day we will have heard pledges for 2018 of $4.4 billion,” Mark Lowcock, the head of UN aid agency UNOCHA, told a news conference.