France gives 1.2 mn euros aid to Syria opposition

AFP
AFP26 November 2012
"The humanitarian situation in Syria is deteriorating," Fabius said
French minister of foreign affairs Laurent Fabius gestures as he leaves the Elysee presidential Palace after attending the weekly cabinet meeting on November 21. France has allocated 1.2 million euros ($1.5 million) in emergency aid to the newly formed opposition Syrian National Coalition, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday

France has allocated 1.2 million euros ($1.5 million) in emergency aid to the newly formed opposition Syrian National Coalition, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday.

"The humanitarian situation in Syria is deteriorating. It is imperative that the international community act," Fabius said in a statement.

"France, which was first to recognise the Coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people, now wants to help it come to the aid of its countrymen in distress."

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