Syria

Syria crisis: Kuwait II commitments still unmet

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Today marks the three-year anniversary of the outbreak of the Syrian crisis. This blog looks at the funds committed in response to the crisis since the Kuwait II pledging conference. Two months after this conference, which aimed to generate immediate funds, the funding commitments made have not been met. The data presented in this blog […]


Syria pledging conference: who promised what?

Humanitarian

Yesterday’s Syria crisis pledging conference in Kuwait, drew much important attention to crisis, but was it successful in drawing in funding? The main goal of the conference was the mobilisation of immediate financial support from the donor community for the response to the Syrian crisis where around 9.3 million people are estimated to be in […]


Humanitarian funding to the Syrian crisis: update

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As the crisis in Syria looks set to enter its fourth year, the needs and vulnerabilities of those affected is increasing. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates that 9.3 million people are in need of assistance, with 6.3 million people displaced within Syria and 2.3 million Syrian refugees in […]


What do Ireland and Qatar have in common? - Nine new GHA country profiles available.

Humanitarian

Today nine new humanitarian assistance country profiles go live on the GHA website. Three new donor profiles, Ireland, Norway, and Qatar; and six new recipient profiles, Burundi, Mali, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Syria as well as the Philippines added in the light of the current Typhoon Haiyan emergency response. These profiles are there as […]


DEC launches an appeal for Syria crisis

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At the two year mark of the conflict in Syria (15 March 2011 – 15 March 2013) approximately 70,000 people have died, more than two million people have been internally displaced and around four million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance1. Moreover, UN OCHA points out that there are almost a million refugees (924,423 […]


Humanitarian financing to Syria: 6 February 2013

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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 […]