On 30 January, the UN held an international humanitarian pledging conference for Syria, hosted by the State of Kuwait. The conference elicited US$1.5 billion in pledges of financial support, equalling the total financing requested in the Syria Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (RRP) funding appeals.
Key points include:
- Pledges have yet to translate into cash contributions, with the RRP just 10% funded and the SHARP 11% funded (at 6 February 2013)
- Donors within the region look set to become among the leading donors to the crisis response.
This gha-2013-briefing-funding-to-the-Syria-crisis-II collates and summarises the latest available information on financial investments in humanitarian assistance via international actors and will be updated periodically to monitor the financing response to the crisis.