Leaders Across The Globe Meet To Rescue Syria

No fewer than 70 world leaders and diplomats are meeting in London Thursday for a conference that is aiming to raise $9 billion to address the long-term prospects of Syrians displaced by that country's civil war.

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The gathering comes as Staffan de Mistura, the U.N.’s Special Envoy for Syria, said late Wednesday that there would be a “temporary pause” in the indirect peace talks between Syria’s government and opposition leaders.

12669714_953032201455787_7927411117947961597_nPresident Muhammadu Buhari arrived London from France on Wednesday to be part of the conference.

The $9 billion is the amount the United Nations says is needed for economic and educational assistance for the 4.6 million Syrians who have fled to Jordan, Lebanonand other neighboring countries as the conflict in Syria approaches its fifth year. The funds are also needed to help stem the influx of Syrians trying to reach Europe.

Source: Persecondnews.com

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