A glance at which countries are pledging what for Syrians

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Posted: Feb 04, 2016 12:27 PM
A glance at which countries are pledging what for Syrians

LONDON (AP) — An international donor conference in London has received pledges totaling of around $10 billion by 2020 to help the millions of Syrians displaced by civil war and neighboring countries struggling with the refugee crisis.

Here is a look at what some countries have pledged for 2016 and beyond:

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GERMANY

Germany has pledged 2.3 billion euros ($2.5 billion) in humanitarian aid for Syria through 2018, including 1.2 billion euros this year.

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BRITAIN

The U.K. announced that it will commit 1.2 billion pounds ($1.75 billion) in new aid to be delivered over the next four years. The pledge takes the total British contribution since 2011 to 2.3 billion pounds.

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FRANCE

Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has pledged about 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) from 2016 to 2018.

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UNITED STATES

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. will contribute about $900 million, with around $600 million going to life-saving assistance such as food and shelter for Syrians. The rest will support education in Jordan and Lebanon, including for almost 300,000 Syrian refugees.

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NORWAY

Prime Minister Erna Solberg increases aid to Syria to $280 million in 2016, with a total of about $1.1 billion over the next four years.

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ITALY

Italy pledges $400 million over the next three years.

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JAPAN

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is committing $350 million in 2016.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The UAE is pledging $137 million in 2016.

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DENMARK

Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen pledges $100 million.

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SAUDI ARABIA

The country's finance minister commits $100 million in new funding.