U.S leads pledges with $507 at Syrian Donor Conference.

The U.S pledged $507 million in humanitarian aid at the International donor’s conference for Syria on Tuesday.

The United Nations issued an appeal of 8.4 million in commitments this year-the organizations largest appeal for the war ravaged country.

Earlier Kuwait, which is hosting the third annual conference pledged $500 million.
Emir Sheikh Al Ahmed Al Sabah said the Syrian conflict is the biggest humanitarian crisis in recent history.

The Civil War is in it’s fifth year and killed 220,000 people and has displaced at least 11 million according to U.N figures.

Of the displaced nearly 4 million have been forced to flee to countries such as Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Iraq stretching the resources there to the limit.

“ The people’s plight has spilled over to the hosting countries” Al Sabah said.

As the crisis in Syria continues unabated the U.N says $2.9 million is needed in 2015 for Syrian people inside the country and 5.5 for those who have fled to the five sorrounding countries.

U.N office for co-ordination of humanitarian affairs says that “The crisis has created the largest displacement in the world 12.2 million people half of them children are in dire need of aid.

U.N Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guerrero said that the situation for people is “unsustainable” and “at a tipping point”.

The Current U.N appeal is different and recognises both immediate and longer term imperatives of responding to crisis.

The Germans have pledged, 277 million and local charities and organisations pledged another $506 million just before the conference started.

Gulf envoys addressing the conference said that the United Arab … MORE

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