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U.N. Food Agency to Resume Aid to Syrians After Donors Step Up

Date Published: 
12/09/2014
Summary: 

A social media campaign with the hashtag “#ADollarALifeline” and Aloe Blacc’s song “I Need a Dollar” as a soundtrack has generated $80 million, which the World Food Program said would enable it to restart the support in mid-December. Contributions came from almost 14,000 individuals and private-sector donors in 158 countries, who gave $1.8 million altogether, the agency reported. Americans, Canadians and Syrians topped the list of contributors.