EU Pledges $860 Million to Aid Somalia

International donor pledges total $2.7 billion


International donors have pledged $2.7 billion in aid to help Somalia rebuild after more than two decades of civil war.

The aid was announced at Monday's conference of international donors and Somali government representatives in Brussels.

The pledges were made in support of a three-year reconstruction plan, called the New Deal Compact, which is aimed at strengthening the country's political system, improving security, and continuing the gains made during the transition.