£1bn pledged in aid to Syria fails to materialise

From Aid | The Guardian Thu Feb 28 2013, 17:09:31

Gulf countries and other states including the UK pledged the money at a donor conference in Kuwait last month

Some $1.5bn (£1bn) in aid pledged to Syria has largely failed to materialise, the UN said on Thursday, as the number of refugees who have fled the country reaches one million.

Gulf countries and other states including the UK pledged the money at a major donor conference in Kuwait last month. About $1bn was earmarked for neighbouring countries hosting refugees, with $500m for humanitarian aid to Syrians displaced internally by fighting.

But with the situation on the ground worsening dramatically since early this year, and with violence reaching unprecedented levels, the UN said it had received little of the $1.5bn promised. The UN's World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had received nothing. The UN refugee agency said it had got 30% of $496m pledged.

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