June 30, 2020 / 1:20 PM / 16 days ago

Qatar pledges $100 million in humanitarian assistance to Syria, Foreign Ministry says

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar has made a new pledge of $100 million in humanitarian assistance to Syria, the Gulf state’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Total Qatari assistance for the war-torn country has reached $2 billion, the ministry added in a Twitter post.

The new pledge was made at a United Nations’ virtual conference in Brussels where the organization is seeking nearly $10 billion in aid for Syria.

Reporting by Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Alison Williams

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