Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — With a scorching summer fast approaching, food prices rising and access to water and electricity limited in many parts of Syria, donors must make good on $4.3 billion in humanitarian pledges committed at last week’s Brussels funding conference, the UN’s senior humanitarian official told the Security Council on Friday [20 May 2022].

© Paddy Dowling | Ali arrived in Lebanon with his family in 2011 from eastern Syria. They fled their home by bus toward a safer haven in Lebanon at the outbreak of civil war.

Martin Griffiths, Humanitarian Affairs chief and Emergency Relief Coordinator, thanked donors for their contributions – totalling nearly $6.7 billion – which includes $2.4 billion earmarked for 2023 and beyond.

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