Germany will provide 1 bln euro in humanitarian assistance for Syria, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
“We cannot leave Syria’s citizens alone,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, according to the ministry.
Last week, the minister pledged in the Bundestag that the German authorities planned to increase the assistance for Syria. “So far, we have provided more than 2 bln euros and we should reach a higher figure,” he said.
Last year, Germany earmarked 720 mln euro in humanitarian assistance for Syria. Since the beginning of the conflict in 2012, Germany has provided a total of 2.2 bln euros in humanitarian aid to the Middle East country.Heiko Maas promotes Germany’s candidacy for the UN Security Council