Syria donors pledge $3.8bn for victims of Syria’s civil war 


March 31, Kuwait: Syria donors at a UN conference in Kuwait have pledged $3.8bn (£2.6bn; €3.5bn) for victims of Syria‘s civil war. The pledges came as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon warned that the Syrian people were victims of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time.

Donors have previously been criticised for not making good on similar pledges, but the UN says donors have been better over the past year at delivering.

More than 200,000 Syrians have been killed in four years of armed conflict. More than 11 million people have been forced from their homes as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and those opposed to his rule battle each other, as well as the Islamic State militant group.

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad on Tuesday made his country’s latest cash pledge of $500m (£338m) while describing the crisis in Syria as the “biggest humanitarian catastrophe in modern history”.

The Oslo Times


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