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Syria crisis: how does Britain's aid donation compare?

  1/16/2014
Summary:As Britain announces a further £100m in humanitarian aid to the latest UN funding appeal - taking its total to £600m - we look at how its contribution breaks down
Britain has pledged an additional £100 million in humanitarian aid to the latest UN Syria crisis appeal, the International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

The new donation, announced by Greening at an international pledging conference in Kuwait, brings the nation's total humanitarian aid commitment to the crisis to just over £600m.

The UN conference aims to raise $6.5 billion (£4bn) to help alleviate the crisis in and around Syria - the largest appeal of its kind in the UN's history.

A further $1 billion (£609 million) was pledged at the conference today by other nations - $500 million by Kuwait, $380 million by the United States, and $60 million each by Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Britain's £600 million makes it the second largest national donor to date after the United States, which has contributed just over £1 billion. It is by far the biggest donor in the EU, having pledged almost three times that of Germany, the second-largest donor, which has donated £204 million to date.





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